You, your faculty, and students might find this interesting.


Dr. Art Pyster

Associate Dean for Research and Professor

Volgenau School of Engineering

George Mason University


[log in to unmask] 



From: Patrick Vora <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 10:33 AM
To: Tracy C Mason <[log in to unmask]>, Amy Adams <[log in to unmask]>, Leah G Nichols <[log in to unmask]>, Laura M Powers <[log in to unmask]>, Martha Bushong <[log in to unmask]>, Nanci Hellmich <[log in to unmask]>, Kamaljeet Sanghera <[log in to unmask]>, Madison R Mcginnis <[log in to unmask]>
Cc: Arthur B Pyster <[log in to unmask]>, Pat Gillevet <[log in to unmask]>, Rebekah K Hersch <[log in to unmask]>, Aurali Dade <[log in to unmask]>, John Paul Sawyer <[log in to unmask]>, Fangyu Cao <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Quantum Fireside Chat


Hello Colleagues,


I was hoping you would be able to forward this announcement to interested parties. Bill Phillips is a Nobel Laureate and excels at giving talks to non-physicists on the value of quantum technology. Mason is an active member of the Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance which is putting on this talk series. We at QSEC are happy to help Mason students and faculty follow up on any interest generated from this program. Thank you!


Quantum Basics for the Curious: A Fireside Chat with Nobel Laureate Dr. Bill Phillips


Date: September 22, 2020
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM


Curious about the buzz around quantum, but don't really understand what the big deal is? Want to understand how the quantum revolution applies to you but don’t have a background in physics?
If so, please join the Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance (MQA) for a fireside chat between University of Maryland’s Vice President for Research, Dr. Laurie Locascio, and Nobel Laureate Dr. Bill Phillips. Dr. Phillips is a renowned science communicator in addition to being a leading scientist, and currently serves as a NIST Fellow and a University of Maryland Distinguished University Professor. This fireside chat will include a discussion of Dr. Phillips’ Nobel journey, a basic introduction to quantum physics, and answers to burning questions about the promise of emerging quantum technologies.




This fireside chat will be the first in a series of MQA virtual events that will dive more deeply into the remarkable capabilities that advances in quantum are unlocking for computing, sensing and ultra-secure communications -- and how these will help to address real-world challenges. This MQA introductory series will help to connect potential customers and end-users with the research community to accelerate the innovation of quantum products that are responsive to actual needs and deliver value. To get more
information about these events, please click the RSVP link to sign up for
the mailing list or email Dr. John Sawyer ([log in to unmask]



About the MQA: The Greater National Capital Region is one of the leading quantum powerhouses in the world; the Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance (MQA) brings the region’s extraordinary capabilities across academia, industry, non-profits, and government together to build a vibrant ecosystem that accelerates quantum innovation and impact.




Copyright © University of Maryland

Our mailing address is:
Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance
2114 Lee Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.







Patrick M. Vora, Ph.D.

Director, Quantum Science & Engineering Center

Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy

George Mason University

703 993 4214

Vora Lab

Quantum Science and Engineering Center