Institute for Quantum Computing & Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology collaborate to host joint seminar in quantum spin structuresExport this event to calendar

Friday, April 1, 2011 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) are collaborating to jointly host seminars which lie at the interface between nanotechnology and quantum computing.

Through IQC’s Quantum Frontiers Distinguished Lecture Series, these seminars will complement WIN’s Seminar and Distinguished Lecture Series. The first installment is April 1st.

A screenshot of the Dr Don Eigler joint seminar notice.

Dr. Eigler’s biography

Don Eigler is a physicist at IBM’s Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, where he has been the leader of the Low-Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Project.  He is also chair of the advisory committee for CIFAR’s Nanoeletronics Program.

His group’s research aims to understand the physics of nanometer-scale structures and explores the applications of nanometer-scale structures to computing.  Don has been recognized for his accomplishments with the Davisson-Germer Prize, the Dannie Heineman Prize, the Newcomb-Cleveland Prize, the Grand Award for Science and Technology, the Nanoscience Prize, and numerous honorary lectureships.

In 2002 he received an honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Delft.  He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  In 2004 he was elected a member of the Max Planck Society, Germany’s most prestigious scientific organization. In 2007 he was appointed a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He was named an IBM Fellow in 1993, the highest technical honor in the IBM Corporation.

A group photo after the lecture reception - Dr. Radovanovic, Dr. Carty, Dr. Laforrest, Dr. Eigler, and Mr. Francq.

Location 
EIT - Centre for Environmental and Information Technology
Room 1015
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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