Nanomaterials and the Quantum World Around Us

Nanomaterials and the Quantum World Around Us

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Going small is the next big thing! There have been great advances with nanomaterial and quantum mechanics but where is it going and what application does it have for the real world. Join Bill Coish from McGill University as he explores the current state of quantum technologies and what the future may hold.



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What You Will Learn

  • How can quantum mechanics improve future technology?
  • What are the most promising nanomaterials for quantum hardware?
  • What are the things we still need to know to build quantum technologies?
  • What fundamental quantum science can we still do with nanomaterials?
  • And much more!


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free


Meet Your Experts

Bill Coish is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at McGill University.  He is a theoretical physicist who specializes in quantum mechanical aspects of nanoscale systems.  A central theme of his research is to understand how we can apply ideas in quantum information science using the tools of nanoscience.




Darren Griffin, PhD is Professor of Genetics at the University of Kent, UK. Previously he was Professor of Genetics at Brunel University. In 2002, he was admitted as a fellow of the Society of Biology and in 2008 he was awarded both a fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists and Doctor of Science from the University of Manchester. He was awarded the Institutional Teaching Prize for his work in supervising graduate students and was recently shortlisted for Research Project of the Year by the Times Higher Education supplement. Dr. Griffin completed his post-doctoral research in Cleveland, Ohio and at The University of Cambridge. He received his PhD at University College London in 1992, graduated from the University of Manchester in 1988.


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One Response to “Nanomaterials and the Quantum World Around Us”

  1. Barret Stoller says:

    I electricity is the counterpart of magnitism and energy is the counterpart of mass, what is the counterpart of gravity? Should we be looking at black holes or dark matter? Of course a lot of mass creates gravity, but I think that the graviton exists and it is not as simple as thought.

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