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Quantum Materials Summer School
May 7-9, 2007
Summer school students should arrive Sunday evening for check in (from 3pm onward). There will be a welcoming bbq on the beach starting at 5pm (food starting at 6pm).

The main meeting schedule will be online a couple of weeks prior to the meeting.  

Please note: no minors (including children) are allowed inside the lecture room. Let us know as soon as possible if this poses any problems.

Mon, May 7 Tue, May 8 Wed, May 9
9:00-10:00am Paul Haljan (SFU): Quantum Simulation with Trapped Ions Andrew Hines (UBC): Intro to Quantum Computation Philip Stamp (UBC): Some basic ideas and techniques in quantum magnetism (1/3)
10:00-11:00am Josh Folk (UBC): Measurement of single spins in solid state systems (part 1/3) Josh Folk (UBC): (part 2/3) Chang Tsuei (IBM): Determination and consequences of d-wave pairing symmetry in cuprate superconductors: the road to d-wave and beyond (part 1/2)
11:00-11:15amCoffee Break
11:15-12:15pm Babak Seradjeh (UBC): Anyons in a weakly interacting condensed-matter system Josh Folk (UBC): (part 3/3) Chang Tsuei (IBM): (part 2/2)
12:15-1:00pmLunch Break (food served upstairs in the Penthouse)
1:00-2:00pm Carl Wieman (UBC): Introduction to BEC in dilute gases and Feshbach resonances Student Presentations/
Poster Session
(Posters in the Penthouse)
Philip Stamp (UBC): Quantum Spin glasses and spin liquids (2/3)
2:00-3:00pm Jess Brewer (UBC): Topics in muSR Philip Stamp (UBC): Large-scale quantum phenomena in spin systems (3/3)
3:00-3:20pmCoffee BreakCoffee Break
3:20-4:20pmAndrew Macfarlene (Triumf): What Can Magnetic Resonance Radiotracers Tell Us About Condensed Matter? Gilbert Lonzarich (Cambridge): Quantum phase transitions
DINNERShabusen, 2993 Granville St Free night in Kits QMSS Banquet at PICA