Quantum Materials Special Session

Wednesday, November 29
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Hynes, Level 1, Room 111

Panel Discussion—What are Quantum Materials? What is the future of Quantum Materials research?

In conjunction with Symposium EM08—Emerging Materials for Quantum Information, a panel of experts discuss quantum materials. Why is there so much interest in quantum materials research today? And what are quantum materials anyway?

Learn more about this emergent field and participate in the discussions.


Michael J. Manfra, Purdue University
William D. Oliver, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
David Pappas, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Malcolm Carroll, Sandia National Laboratories
David Awschalom, University of Chicago
Chih Wei Lai, U.S. Army Research Laboratory


Christopher J. K. Richardson, Laboratory for Physical Sciences, University of Maryland
Jeffrey McCallum, University of Melbourne
Javad Shabani, New York University

An MRS Bulletin special feature is available in the October 2017 issue explaining the meaning and history of quantum materials and their relevance to materials science.

A short scientific video is available to provide a simplified understanding of quantum materials. A list of sample articles in all MRS publications is posted at www.mrs.org/quantum.