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University of Chicago-Peking University Joint Workshop on Novel Quantum Matter [Oct. 15-16, 2015]

Time: October 15-16, 2015

Venue: Room W202 (West Conference Room), 2th Floor, Physics Building, Peking University

Address: School of Physics, Peking University (No.209, Chengfu Road, Haidian District,  100871 Beijing)


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Advisory Committee

Song Gao                  Peking University

David Awschalom      University of Chicago

Dam Thanh Son         University of Chicago

Eric Isaacs                 University of Chicago

Enge Wang                Peking University & Chinese Academy of Sciences

Xincheng Xie              Peking University

Qikun Xue                  Tsinghua University


Organization Committee

Rui-Rui Du                 Peking University (Co-Chair)

Michael Hopkins        University of Chicago

Woowon Kang          University of Chicago (Co- Chair)

David Schuster          University of Chicago

Jon Simon                  University of Chicago

Nanlin Wang              Peking University

Biao Wu                     Peking University


Program (tentative)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

18:00-20:00             Welcome Reception at the Lakeview Hotel

Thursday, October 15, 2015

08:55                         Conference Opening

09:00                         Enge Wang (CAS, PKU)

09:05                         Provost Eric Isaacs (University of Chicago)

Session: Quantum Spins                        Chair: Professor Eric Isaacs

09:15 - 09:55       David Awschalom (University of Chicago)

Beyond Electronics: Quantum Control of Single Spins in Semiconductors


09:55 - 10:35       Xincheng Xie (Peking University)

Dephasing and Disorder Effects in Topological Systems


10:35 - 10:45       Coffee Break


Session: Superconducting Systems                 Chair: Andrew Cleland

10:45 - 11:25     Jian Wang (Peking University)

Superconductivity in 2D Limit and Potential for Topological Superconductivity in Novel Materials


11:25 - 12:05     David Schuster (University of Chicago)

Superconducting Qubits in Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics


12:05 - 13:30     Lunch


Session: Exotic Quantum Materials I                      Chair: Xincheng Xie

13:30 - 14:10  Qimiao Si (Rice University)

Frustrated Magnetism and Superconductivity in Iron Pnictides and Chalcogenides


14:10 - 14:50    Nanlin Wang (Peking University)

Magneto-infrared Spectroscopy of Landau Levels and Zeeman Splitting of Three-dimensional Massless Dirac Fermions in ZrTe5


14:50 - 15:00      Coffee Break


Session: Quantum Condensates                               Chair:Junren Shi

15:00 - 15:40     Cheng Chin (University of Chicago)

Ferromagnetic Domains and Roton Excitations in a Bose Gas


15:40 - 16:20     Xiongjun Liu (Peking University)

Engineering Interactions in Cold Atomic Gases   (tentative)


15:30 - 17:30     Poster Session for PKU Students/Reception    Venue: Room 563, Physics Building

17:30-18:00       Award Ceremony for Best Posters

18:00                  Leave for banquet


Friday, October 16, 2015

Session: Quantum Detection                          Chair: Cheng Chin

09:00 - 09:40       Andrew Cleland (University of Chicago)

Experimental Devices for Quantum Information


09:40 - 10:20       Ying Jiang (Peking University)

Probing Nuclear Quantum Effects with Scanning Probe Microscopy/Spectroscopy


10:20 - 10:30     Coffee Break


Session: Quantum Engineering                             Chair: David Schuster

10:30 - 10:55    Li Lu (Institute of Physics, CAS)

Majorana Fermions and Fractional Cooper Pairs in a Superconducting Mobius Strip


10:55 - 11:20    Jianhao Chen (Peking University)

Nonlinear Transport Measurements of Graphene in the Quantum Hall Regime


11:20 - 12:00       Jon Simon (University of Chicago)

Topological Photonics with Twisted Resonators and Braided Circuits


12:00 - 13:30       Lunch


Session: Exotic Quantum Materials II                      Chair: Rui-Rui Du

13:30 - 14:10       Woowon Kang (University of Chicago)

Non-Abelian Fractional Quantum Hall States


14:10 - 14:50     Xi Lin (Peking University)

Competing 5/2 FQHE Ground States


14:50 - 15:10     Coffee Break


Session: Exotic Quantum Materials III             Chair: Jon Simon

15:10 - 15:50      Fa Wang (Peking University) 

Nematic Quantum Paramagnet in Spin-1 Square Lattice Model


15:50 - 16:30    Shuang Jia (Peking University)

Transport Properties of Weyl Semimetal TaAs and TaP


16:30 - 17:00     Panel Discussion on Tie-in Between Physics Program at PKU and UC

17:15                  Conference Closing