Thanks to the Hour of Code initiative, I met incredibly smart and motivated kids! Who said that computer science and quantum physics cannot be explained to elementary school students? Imagination is more important than knowledge! (A. Einstein).
Leading experts in quantum research from industry, government and universities will gather at the University of Chicago on Nov. 8 and 9 for a summit on this emerging technology and the global race to develop quantum’s revolutionary potential. The Chicago Quantum Summit, which will include technology leaders at Microsoft, IBM, Alphabet Inc.’s Google, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, will be hosted by the Chicago Quantum Exchange.
Our paper, The role of defects and excess surface charges at finite temperature for optimizing oxide photoabsorbers, is published in Nature Materials! Three major factors determine the chemical reactivity of WO3 interfaced with water: the presence of surface defects, the dynamics of excess charge at the surface, and finite temperature fluctuations of the surface electronic orbitals.
Marco is part of the Quantum Information Science and Engineering Network (QISE-NET), which is housed at the Chicago Quantum Exchange. QISE-NET is an intellectual hub and partnership for advancing academic and industrial efforts in the science and engineering of quantum information. Marco is hosting at Argonne National Lab Tyler Smart, graduate student (University of California, Santa Cruz), with the purpose of developing numeric techniques to model quantum materials for quantum information science.July 2018 : Materials Science at Exascale
Argonne National Lab is funding Marco's LDRD research focused on developing a programmable cyberinfrastructure for distributed electronic structure calculations that will fill the gap between researchers and leadership computing facilities.June 2018 : Materials Genome Towards Exascale
Invited talk on "Coupling first principles molecular with advanced sampling and many body perturbation theory codes" at the Symposium on Materials Genome Towards Exascale, held in Spetses (Greece), June 10-15 2018.
Molecular engineering scales up to lab-wide research enterprise. The full story appeared in Argonne Today.
Invited talk on a wide range of method developments in electronic structure! Opening the session: Petascale Science and Beyond: Applications and Opportunities for Materials, Chemical, and Bio-Physics III.
Contributed talk on reproducibility in Science! The open-source suite Qresp is expected to increase experimental and computational rigor in reporting results, together with transparency and to greatly facilitate paper reproducibility.
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