Understanding Materials for Quantum Information Processing

About this video

Breakthroughs in the fundamental physics and chemistry of quantum materials are key for emerging technologies in computation, information processing, and communication. Interdisciplinary teams must consider both the nature of the quantum states and materials as well as issues of engineering and scalability. In this webinar, the speakers will discuss their pioneering works in the field of quantum information processing, including the synthesis of new materials and characterization of their underlying physical processes. Speakers will then participate in a future-looking panel discussion about what fundamental and applied questions still need to be answered to advance the field.

About the presenters

Gary Wolfowicz

Argonne National Lab


Gary Wolfowicz obtained his PhD at Oxford in 2015 and is currently a scientist at Argonne National Laboratory. He has been exploring spin defect properties such as qubit coherence in semiconductors. His interest includes discovering and applying novel materials for quantum sensing and communication.

Sarbajit Banerjee

Texas A&M University


Sarbajit Banerjee is the Davidson Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Chancellor EDGES Fellow at Texas A&M University. His research interests are focused on electron correlated solids, electronic structure studies at interfaces, metastable materials, and energy efficient computation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics.

Danna Freedman

Northwestern University


Danna Freedman joined the Chemistry Department at Northwestern University in 2012, where she was recently promoted to Full Professor. Research in her group applies inorganic chemistry to challenges in physics, with emphasis on quantum information science, magnetic materials, and emergent phenomena. Notable accomplishments of the Freedman lab include the observation of millisecond coherence times in molecular qubit candidates and creating the first Fe-Bi bond in the solid-state.