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

This event will celebrate the launch of the Rice Center for Quantum Materials, discuss the state of the field and prospects for future advancement, and explore the opportunities for synergy across multiple disciplines. Leading faculty in Quantum Materials from Rice University and worldwide will be joined by graduate students and junior scientists. 

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  • 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)

Kaden Hazzard (Rice University)

Randy Hulet (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 (Rice University

Qimiao Si (Rice University)

Frank Steglich (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden)

Isabell Thomann (Rice University)

Boris Yakobson(Rice)*

Pulickel Ajayan (Rice)*


*to be confirmed

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Boris Yakobson (Rice University)



Panel Discussion: 

A distinguished panel will discuss 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 are: 

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)



Emilia Morosan & Isabell Thomann


For questions on the scientific program, please contact Prof. Isabell Thomann or Prof. Emilia Morosan


For accommodation and related questions, please contact Ginny Whitaker