Pittsburgh Quantum Institute

Last year we have started PQI, originally known as ‘Pitt Quantum Initiative’. This year, with support from the University this initiative has began transforming into ‘Pittsburgh Quantum Institute’ that will embrace quantum research at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon. In line with the tradition started last year, we are going to have a conference that will bring together some of the leading researchers in the field of Quantum Technologies.

From http://pqi.pitt.edu/ :

Pitt Quantum Initiative event on “Quantum Technologies”, 9-11 April 2014

Our second annual PQI event will be held from Wednesday April 9th to Friday April 11th this year. The first two days will be held in the University Club, and a final morning session will take place in the Cathedral of Learning.

As with last year’s event, we will again cover a broad range of areas, including
Quantum Chemistry
Quantum Materials
Quantum Phases and Phase transitions
Quantum Transport
Quantum Gases
Quantum Devices
The program will present a broad range of research being performed in these fields, and will feature prominent invited keynote lecturers, as well as highlighting current research in the PQI. All of the talks will be colloquium-style, and accessible to a broad range of people in quantum-related fields.

Invited Lecturers

Roi Baer (Weizmann)
Garnet Chan (Princeton)
Michel Devoret (Yale)
David DiVincenzo (Aachen)
Greg Engel (Chicago)
Leticia Gonzalez (Vienna)
Jack Harris (Yale)
Evelyn Hu (Harvard)
Randy Hulet (Rice)
Alfred Leitenstorfer (Konstanz)
Ana Maria Rey (JILA)
Seigo Tarucha (Tokyo)