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Events During the Week of March 27th through April 3rd, 2022

Monday, March 28th, 2022

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

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Thursday, March 31st, 2022

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Friday, April 1st, 2022

HQAN Quantum Research Colloquium
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Place: 4274 Chamberlin
Speaker: Elizabeth Goldschmidt (UIUC), Edgar Solomonik (UIUC)
Abstract: Join us for updates on the latest research from the NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute HQAN. Coffee and pastries will be provided.
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Exploring anyons and black holes-like dynamics in flatland
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 2103 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Smitha Vishveshwara, UIUC
Abstract: The world and the Universe we live in are composed of fermions and bosons. The quantum statistics of these particles overwhelmingly governs what we see around us. But one could wonder, can other kinds of quantum particles exist? I will begin this colloquium with an introduction of quantum statistics and the fascinating possible existence of anyons, particles which obey 'fractional' statistics. The quantum Hall system forms a marvelous two-dimensional realm for hosting many rich phenomena, including fractional statistics. I will describe how anyons can emerge in this setting, how they could be detected borrowing from beam-splitter and other principles used to detect bosons and fermions, and how recent landmark experiments did perform such detection. I will also illustrate how the same setting can probe dynamics akin to that found in the astrophysical realm of black holes. Specifically, point-contact geometries can exhibit phenomena parallel to Hawking-Unruh radiation and black hole quasinormal modes associated with ringdowns in gravitational wave detection.
Host: Alex Levchenko
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Saturday, April 2nd, 2022

HQAN visit to UChicago
Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Place: to indicate interest:
Speaker: various, HQAN
Abstract: There will be a one-day visit to UChicago on Saturday April 2.

This time we have already reserved a large bus for transport so everyone interested will be able to participate. Please share this info with your research group. A google doc sign up sheet is linked to below.

All HQAN researchers are welcome, as well as any research group members who are not directly supported by HQAN but working on related topics. The visit will provide an opportunity to visit research labs and have informal discussions about research topics and projects.

The nominal schedule for Apr 2 is

Nominal schedule on Feb. 5 will be:
9:00 am depart from Chamberlin Hall/ Charter St.
Chartered coach drive to UC.
12 noon arrive UC
12-1 welcome and lunch provided
1-4 lab tours
4-6 informal discussions
6:00 depart in coach for Madison
9:00 arrive back at Chamberlin Hall
Host: HQAN
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