Public Talks

SCIENCE SUNDAYS: Superconductivity: From the Quantum Dance of Electrons to Levitated Trains and Quantum Computers

Date: Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019
Location: Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre
Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
Host: College of Arts and Sciences

In this lecture, physicist Nandini Trivedi will explain why a piece of metal can superconduct, that is allow electricity to flow without any resistance; why superconductors make the strongest magnets; how superconducting qubits are driving the revolution for quantum computers; and, most importantly, describe open questions in quantum matter.

Nandini Trivedi is a professor of physics at The Ohio State University. She completed her undergraduate degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and her PhD from Cornell University. Her research focuses on quantum matter — the interplay of quantum mechanics and interactions to create emergent states of matter.

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Science Sundays is a free public lecture series offered and supported by The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences and its sponsoring science centers. Speakers are leading experts in their fields dedicated to making their work interesting and accessible for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Science Sundays brings leading-edge work directly to the public with lectures covering diverse topics in science, arts and technology that touch our everyday lives.

Each lecture is from 3-4 p.m. at the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre, followed by a free, informal reception from 4-5 p.m. at the Ohio Staters Traditions Room in the Ohio Union.