UNK professor Aleksander Wysocki discussing quantum technologies at next Science Café

WHAT: University of Nebraska at Kearney Science Café

HOSTED BY: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

TITLE: “Next-generation materials for quantum information science”

TOPIC: The 2022 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded for quantum entanglement. This fascinating phenomenon is a driving force behind the currently unfolding second quantum revolution that aims to develop a new generation of quantum technologies, such as quantum computing, quantum sensing or quantum cryptography. UNK assistant professor of physics Aleksander Wysocki will discuss the fundamental physics behind such applications, describe the difficulties the field faces and outline the current research efforts to overcome these challenges by designing novel materials that can act as building blocks for quantum technologies.

PRESENTER: Aleksander Wysocki is an assistant professor in the UNK Department of Physics. Before joining UNK, he worked as a researcher at Cornell University, Ames Laboratory and Virginia Tech. He completed his undergraduate studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland and obtained his doctorate degree in physics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2009. His research interests are in the area of computational materials science, with a particular emphasis on spintronic, energy and quantum information technology applications.

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

DATE: Monday, Nov. 7

PLACE: The Loft, Cunningham’s Journal, 15 W. 23rd St., Kearney

CONTACT: Allen Thomas, UNK associate professor of chemistry, 308.865.8452, thomasaa@unk.edu