UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Sankar Das Sarma, the Richard E. Prange Chair in Physics and a Distinguished College Professor at the College of Maryland, will current the 2023 Russell Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences on Jan. 26 and 27 on the Penn State College Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly School of Science.

The collection features a public lecture meant for a basic viewers, titled “Majorana zero modes and topological quantum computation: What, why, how, when?” which shall be held at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in 101 Osmond Constructing. Refreshments shall be served at 3:15 p.m. in the Osmond-Davey Overpass.

Das Sarma will even give a specialised lecture titled “Condensed Matter Seminar: Graphene Superconductivity,” at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27 in 339 Davey Constructing.

In the lecture meant for a basic viewers, Das Sarma will focus on the quest for quantum computer systems, which can revolutionize at present’s know-how. Of varied proposals, one primarily based on unique Majorana particles has been tailored by Microsoft Company as its quantum computing platform. Das Sarma will clarify its benefits/disadvantages from a sensible perspective and focus on many new ideas and advances from each theoretical and experimental views that may assist quantum computing.

Das Sarma is a pre-eminent and extremely influential theoretical physicist with analysis pursuits in the quantum principle of matter, quantum area theories, condensed matter physics, statistical mechanics, and quantum info. His publications and experience are broad, ranging over subjects as disparate as topological quantum computation, fluctuations in monetary markets, physics of high-speed transistors, and unique quantum properties of solids and atoms at ultra-low temperatures and in ultrahigh magnetic fields. Specifically, Das Sarma and collaborators predicted lengthy sought Majorana fermions in semiconductor nanowires, which has led to intense experimental exercise in addition to proposals for quantum computation. He has mentored greater than 150 doctoral college students and postdoctoral fellows at the College of Maryland over the final 40 years and has printed nearly 800 papers in scientific journals garnering greater than 100,000 citations.

Das Sarma is a Fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute and the Director of the Condensed Matter Idea Middle at the College of Maryland. He earned a doctoral diploma at Brown College in 1979 and has been a school member at College of Maryland since 1980. His undergraduate diploma is from Presidency School in Calcutta (Kolkata), India, the place he was born.  

The Marker lectures have been established in 1984 via a present from Russell Earl Marker, professor emeritus of chemistry at Penn State, whose pioneering artificial strategies revolutionized the steroid-hormone trade and opened the door to the present period of hormone therapies, together with the birth-control tablet. The Marker endowment permits the Penn State Eberly School of Science to current annual Marker lectures in astronomy and astrophysics, the chemical sciences, evolutionary biology, genetic engineering, the mathematical sciences, and physics.

For extra details about the lectures or for entry help, contact Joella Martin at or 814-863-0004.

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