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Inaugural Lecture of Professor Séamus Davis, Experimental Quantum Physicist

Inaugural Lecture of Dr. J.C. Séamus Davis, Professor of Experimental Quantum Physics

Inaugural Lecture of Dr. J.C. Séamus Davis, Professor of Experimental Quantum Physics at 6pm on Thursday 6 June 2019 in Boole Lecture Theatre 3, UCC which will be followed by a reception in the Aula Maxima, North Wing, UCC RSVP to by Thursday 30th May (Feel free to extend invitation to others who may be interested especially students) ********** Relatively soon we will reach the limit of computing power attainable by conventional technology and, to progress further, it is expected that we will have to employ quantum technology (QT). Global information technology corporations are investing intensively in a race to achieve QT dominance. This emerging second quantum revolution promises truly transformative advances in science, industry, economy, and society. Professor Séamus Davis' world leading joint research agenda, with University College Cork and the University of Oxford, is at the frontier of the second quantum revolution. QT devices are designed to operate using exotic new quantum materials. Advanced experimental techniques are required for the design, discovery and analysis of these materials. In this regard, direct visualization of quantum matter at the atomic scale is one of the most powerful and impressive new methods. In this lecture, Professor Davis will describe the development of several innovative techniques that allow perception of atomic, electronic and magnetic quantum matter, and show how to use them to visually and acoustically explore previously unseen and unheard quantum states. Finally, he will explore the implications of the capability to visualize quantum matter for fundamental physics research, and for emerging quantum technologies. Obtaining a BSc in Physics at UCC in 1983, Prof. Davis would go on to become a global leader in the field of Quantum Matter. For the past 10 years, Prof. Davis was the James Gilbert White Distinguished Professor of Physical Sciences at Cornell University and Senior Physicist at Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the prestigious US National Academy of Sciences. In 2005 he was awarded the Fritz London Memorial Prize, the greatest honour in low-temperature physics, and in 2009 he was awarded the Kamerlingh Onnes Prize, named for the Nobel Laureate who discovered superconductivity. In 2016 he wa

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Science Engineering and Food Science
Time: 6pm
Location: Boole 3 and Reception after at Aula Maxima
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € 0
Contact: Physics Department

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