2nd QPCMP Workshop organized by IMSP and NSYSU @ UPLB

SanD members attended the 2nd Workshop on Theories in Quantum Phenomena and Condensed Matter Physics at UP Los Baños last 18-19 April 2016. The workshop was organized by physicists from the UPLB Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics and the National Sun Yat-sen University Department of Physics. Invited speakers gave lectures on several topics in quantum physics such as topological insulators and superconductors, ab initio modeling of novel materials, quantum information and computing, and non-equilibrium quantum mechanics.

SanD faculty Francis Paraan presented an overview of recent efforts to probe quantum criticality in quenched spin chains while Cristine Villagonzalo report on the status of the Philippines' current pool of physicists. Graduate students Gene Itable, Jade Farrah Dianne Mendoza, and Jan Philippe Sambo delivered short talks on their research on quantum entanglement, quantum phase transitions, and disordered topological Anderson insulators.