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Public Lecture – AI and Computational Research: from Quantum Materials to Black Holes

Public Lecture – AI and Computational Research: from Quantum Materials to Black Holes
Date & Time
January 15, 2022 (Sat) | 2:30-4:30pm
Venue
Online via Webex (https://bit.ly/32TILei)
Language
English
Speaker
Dr Zi Yang MENG
Associate Professor, Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong

Dr Hugo PFISTER
Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong

Co-organiser(s)
Hong Kong Science Museum

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In the time of quantum technology and big data, scientists start to integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computational approaches into the fundament research about our mother Nature and Universe.

This series of two lectures will help us to unfold such interesting discovery processes. Dr Zi Yang MENG, Associate Professor at HKU Department of Physics, will explain the important role played by AI and computation in the modern quantum material research in the first lecture. The lecture covers context ranging from story of superconductivity that could solve the energy crisis and end the global warming, to the magic angle twisted graphene that could be used for next generation electronics and better facemasks. 

In the second lecture, Dr Hugo PFISTER, Post-doctoral Fellow at Department of Physics, will teach us how we can fit chunks of universe in our computers, allowing us to fast forward billions of years and to travel from galaxies to galaxies in a blink. He will then show us how we can use these simulated universes to better interpret observations from our real Universe and understand its origin.

Lecture highlight and recap:

Dr Ziyang MENG  Dr Hugo PFISTER

Dr Zi Yang MENG

Speaker Dr Zi Yang MENG

Associate Professor, Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong

Personal webpage: https://quantummc.xyz/ 

Dr Hugo PFISTER

Speaker Dr Hugo PFISTER

Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong

Personal webpage: http://www.iap.fr/useriap/pfister/