Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

An inversion-symmetry-broken order inside the pseudogap region of a cuprate revealed by optical second harmonic generation

Liuyan Zhao, University of Michigan

The phase diagram of cuprate high-temperature superconductors features an enigmatic pseudogap region that is characterized by a partial suppression of low-energy electronic excitations. In order to understand its microscopic nature, it is imperative to identify the full symmetries both prior to and within the pseudogap region. In this talk, I will describe our experimental results of symmetry properties on YBa2Cu3Oy across a wide temperature and doping range using a recently developed nonlinear optical rotational anisotropy technique.

Monday, February 13, 2017 — 4:00 PM EST

The mathematics of non-local games

William Slofstra, Institute for Quantum Computing

Non-local games are an important subject in quantum information. They provide relatively simple experimental scenarios for testing the axioms of quantum mechanics, and have been proposed for other practical applications, especially in device-independent cryptography. However, we do not know how to answer many of the basic mathematical questions about non-local games.

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