Center for Quantum Materials launches symposium

The Rice Center for Quantum Materials’ inaugural research symposium featured discussions by Rice faculty and distinguished international colleagues about the current state of research and prospects for advancement in six key program areas: unconventional superconductivity, quantum criticality, ultracold matter, materials out of equilibrium, materials at low dimensions and functional materials for energy. Pictured at the center’s formal launch Dec. 15 are (from left) Provost George McLendon, Vice Provost for Research Yousif Shamoo, Dean of the Wiess School of Natural Sciences Peter Rossky, Rice Center for Quantum Materials Director Qimiao Si and Pulickel Ajayan, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Materials Science and NanoEngineering and of chemistry. They welcomed about 100 guests and distinguished colleagues for the event. For more information, visit (Photo by Jeff Fitlow)


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