'Nanoscience in emerging quantum technologies' with Prof Rosario Fazio

Past Event

04 May 2016, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

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This is a joint event with The Oxford Martin Programme on Bio-Inspired Quantum Technologies

One of the big technological challenges of this new century is to find reliable and competitive platforms to implement emergent quantum technologies. Their power could produce a steep change in information processing capabilities, that could result in a new information age. We now need to develop devices that take advantage of our increasing understanding of the power and potentialities of these new instruments. Quantum technologies at the atomic nanometer scale, one billionth of a meter, represents a powerful avenue to achieving this aim.

Professor Rosario Fazio, Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow, will discuss how making quantum architectures such as dots, wires at the nanometer scale can be a winning choice.

This talk will be followed by a drinks reception, all welcome

About the speaker

Professor Rosario Fazio is Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at Scuola Normale Superiore and Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow in the Oxford Martin Programme on Bio-Inspired Quantum Technologies. He has a PhD in Physics from the University of Catania; was Associate Professor at the University of Catania and later at Scuola Normaler Superiore. He was appointed Professor in Condensed Matter Theory at the International School for Advanced Studies in 2005.

Over the years he has been a visiting scientist in a number of Institutions including Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble), Universität Karlsruhe, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, and the National University of Singapore. Professor Fazio is also presently co-Editor of EPL and Annalen der Physik.