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iNANO Spring 2019 "QUANTUM" Workshop

The iNANO “QUANTUM” Spring Workshop was held at the University of Chicago’s Eckhardt Research Center on May 2. The event drew more than 80 participants from across the region. The program was a collaboration between Northwestern’s SHyNE Resource Center, University of Chicago’s Pritzker Nanofabrication FacilityNAISEArgonne National LaboratoryCenter for Nanoscale Materials, and the Chicago Quantum Exchange.

Distinguished speakers from University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and Northwestern University came together to offer a series of talks centered on exciting developments and advancements in the field of Quantum research. The workshop opened with remarks by professor Vinayak Dravid of Northwestern University and Giulia Galli from University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. Keynote speakers included Dr. David Awschalom, Deputy Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, and a Senior Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, Dr. Danna Freedman, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, and Dr. Xuedan Ma, Assistant Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory.

The event concluded with an informative panel discussion followed by an optional tour of the renowned Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility.

David Awschalom presenting
David Awschalom presenting his talk Quantum spintronics: controlling and connecting spins in semiconductors 
VPD and Danna Freeman
Vinayak P. Dravid introduces Danna Freedman of Northwestern University 
Audience attending Danna Freedman's talk
Full house listening to Danna Freedman's talk Chemistry for the Quantum Revolution
Audience members asking questions
Audience members were encouraged to engage and our speakers were happy to answer questions
participants in breakout groups over lunch
Lunch groups were organized with table heads leading topics in small group discussions 
Xuedan Ma presenting her talk
Xuedan Ma from Argonne presenting her talk: On Demand Single Photo Sources for Distributed Quantum Networking  
panel discussion
Panel discussion was held and hosted by Ilke Arslan, Dieter Isheim, and Vinod Kumar