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2019 Lawrence Workshop on Solid State Technology

2019 Lawrence Workshop on Solid State Technology

Thursday, February 14 - Friday, February 15, 2019
Location: University Club, Arizona State University Tempe Campus | Tempe, Arizona

Thursday February 14th

7:30 – 8:30 AM – Breakfast

8:30 – 8:35 AM
Welcoming Remarks, Nate Newman

AM Session chair: Nate Newman (ASU)

8:35 – 9:15 AM
Richard Fu, Northumbria University, Newcastle,UK
A sound idea: Thin film piezoelectrics to realize medical lab-on-a-chip

9:15 – 9:55 AM
Frank Libsch, IBM
Ubiquitous computing with small computers

9:55 – 10:35 AM
Michael Lanagan, Penn State
Microwave Dielectric Response of Insulators & Interfaces

10:35 -10:50 AM – Coffee break

10:50-11:30 AM
Justin Gonzales, Arizona State University
A new development: “Smart” dielectric materials for advanced microwave systems

11:30– 12:10 PM
Tengming Shen, Lawrence Berkeley Labs
Advances in high-field superconducting magnets for frontiers in physics, energy, and medical applications

12:10 –1:20 PM – Lunch

PM Session chair: Jim Huffman (Lawrence Semiconductor Research Lab)

1:20-1:35 PM
Brief introduction and 3 minute presentation from our sponsors

1:35 – 2:15 PM
Vivuds Ozolins, Yale University
Mathematically rigorous density-functional theory methods for computational design & discovery of new materials

2:15 – 2:55 PM
Lucian Shifren, ARM
The end of Moore’s Law, a chance for innovation everywhere

2:55-3:10 PM – Coffee break

3:10 – 3:50 PM
Brent Young, AOSense, Inc.
Quantum sensors and atomic clocks – Successes, capabilities, and challenges

3:50 -4:30 PM
Nasser Peyghambarian, University of Arizona
Role of optics and photonics in computing

Plenary Speaker
4:30-5:30 PM

Frank Wilczek, MIT, ASU, JiaoTong Univ., Stockholm Univ.
Quantum Computing and Anyons

6:00 –7:45 PM – Evening dinner banquet


Friday February 15th

7:30 – 8:30 AM – Breakfast

AM Session chair: Cameron Kopas (ASU)/Mac Robinson (Lawrence Semiconductor Research Labs)

8:30 – 9:10 AM
Jungsang Kim, Duke University & Ion Q
Quantum computing based on trapped ion technology

9:10 – 9:50 AM
Robert Wisnieff, IBM

Progress toward useful Quantum Computers

9:50-10:30 AM
Trevor Lanting, D-wave Systems
Development of Quantum Annealing Technology at D-Wave Systems

10:30-11:05 AM – Coffee break

11:05 – 11:45 AM 
Will Oliver, MIT & MIT Lincoln Labs
Superconducting Qubits for Quantum Information

11:45 – 12:25 PM 
Daniel Queen, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Materials Origin of Loss in Superconducting Circuits

12:25 – 12:30 PM
Closing remarks, Nate Newman

12:30 – Box Lunch