The Great Lakes Energy Institute and the Dept. of Physics to host a Quantum Workshop and Meet-up Feb. 5

Dr. Michael FlattéThe Case Western Reserve University Department of Physics and the Great Lakes Energy Institute will host a Quantum Workshop and Meet-up in the Tinkham Veale University Center - Ballroom A on Feb. 5. Attendees will hear about the applications of quantum technology to a wide variety of areas. Following the presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to network and ask questions to speakers during the following happy hour.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Michael Flatté from the University of Iowa, speaking on "Quantum Computing - Making the Quantum Leap."

Michael E. Flatté is a professor at The University of Iowa (UI). His research interests include optical and electrical control of spin dynamics in materials, novel spintronic devices, quantum sensors, and solid-state realizations of quantum computation. He received an AB degree in physics from Harvard University in 1988 and a PhD degree in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 1992. Flatté has more than 200 publications and 10 patents. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Physical Society (APS), and was chair of the Division of Materials Physics of APS from 2016 to 2017. In 2019 he developed the first course on Quantum Engineering for the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago.

Other speakers and their topics are listed below:

Dr. Glenn Starkman, Professor of Physics and Department Co-Chair

Welcome and Overview

Dr. Harsh Mathur, Professor of Physics

"What is quantum mechanics? Why is it of such great interest today?

Dr. Jesse Berezovsky, Associate Professor of Physics

"How can quantum science lead to new technology?"

Dr. Mike Hinczewski, Associate Professor of Physics

Applications in biology and medicine

Dr. Mark Griswold, Professor of Radiology

Quantum-inspired algorithms for medical imaging and healthcare

Dr. Michael Flatté, University of Iowa

Keynote: Quantum Computing - Making the Quantum Leap