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Quantum Simulation with Cold Atoms: Current Developments and Future Directions [CANCELLED]
Prof. Jason HO, Distinguished Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Ohio State University; IAS Senior Visiting Fellow
Date : 20 Feb 2020 (Thursday)
Time : 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Venue : Kaisa Group Lecture Theater (IAS LT), Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST


Quantum simulation is a major direction in cold atom research today. It also plays an important role in the current effort to develop quantum technology in many countries. Technology aside, it is also a platform to address many long standing issues in physics, and to access fundamental and new quantum phenomena difficult to access in solid state setting. In this lecture, the speaker will discuss the current developments and the future directions in the worldwide effort in quantum simulation.


About the speaker

Prof. Jason Ho received his undergraduate education at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and graduate education at Cornell University. He joined the faculty of the Ohio State University in 1983 and is currently a Distinguished Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences in the Department of Physics.

Prof. Ho’s research covers the field of quantum fluids, quasi-crystals, quantum Hall effects, and quantum gases. He has served on many advisory and review committees of the funding agencies of the United States, Canada, Australia and China. He was also a board member of Aspen Center for Physics for ten years.

Prof. Ho was awarded the Lars Onsager Prize of American Physical Society for his contributions and leadership in cold atom physics in 2008. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Simons Fellow and a Sloan Fellow. He has also been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

For attendees’ attention


  Light refreshments will be served from 3:30 to 4:00 pm.
  Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
  In view of the Campus Access Controls currently applicable on HKUST campus, participants are required to present his/her identification document for verification before entering the campus area.
  If you are NOT a holder of a valid HKUST card (i.e. a student, staff, family, resident or temporary card of HKUST), you will need to register for attending this event by sending an email to ias@ust.hk with your name displayed on your identification document at least one working day beforehand.




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