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Quantum Materials - Perspectives and Opportunities The Rice Center for Quantum Materials Launch 

This event celebrated the launch of the Rice Center for Quantum Materials, discussing the state of the field and prospects for future advancement, and exploreing the opportunities for synergy across multiple disciplines.

Leading faculty in Quantum Materials from Rice University and worldwide were joined by graduate students and junior scientists.


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The meeting coverd the focus areas of the center:

  • Unconventional Superconductivity
  • Quantum Criticality
  • Ultracold Matter
  • Materials out of Equilibrium
  • Materials at Low Dimensions
  • Functional Materials for Energy 



Elihu Abrahams (University of California, Los Angeles)
Pulickel Ajayan (Rice University)
Meigan Aronson (Stony Brook University & Brookhaven National Laboratory)
Hongjie Dai (Stanford University)
Laura Greene (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Randy Hulet (Rice University)
Kaden Hazzard (Rice University)
Jason Ho (Ohio State University)
Junichiro Kono (Rice University)
Allan H. MacDonald (University of Texas at Austin)
Emilia Morosan (Rice University)
Andriy Nevidomskyy (Rice University)
Andriy Nevidomskyy
Andriy Nevidomskyy
Qimiao Si (Rice University)
Frank Steglich (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden)
Isabell Thomann (Rice University)
Boris Yakobson (Rice University)

Panel Discusison: 


A distinguished panel discussed perspectives and opportunities on quantum materials from the vantage points of active researchers in the area, American Physical Society, funding agencies, science policy, science journalism and industry. The panelists were:

            Elihu Abrahams (UCLA)
            Charles Day (Physics Today
            Laura H. Greene (UIUC; APS Vice President Elect)
            Neal F. Lane (Rice; former Director of the NSF and the White House Office of Science and Technology)            

            Peter J. Reynolds (ARO)
            Stephen B. Squires (Quantum Materials Corp. Founder and President)
            Marc Ulrich (ARO)
            Moderator: Qimiao Si (Rice)


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