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Harnessing non-equilibrium effects in bio-inspired and engineered quantum networks, Webinar with Erik Gauger

Image: Erik Gauger
Erik Gauger

Date: 3 June 2020   Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Join us for the first in a joint CCMMP/MRI Webinar series when we welcome Dr Erik Gauger, from Heriot-Watt University. Erik is a Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellow and joined the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences at Heriot-Watt in 2015 as assistant Professor. The link is here:

He will present 'Harnessing non-equilibrium effects in bio-inspired and engineered quantum networks'.

In this talk I will explore the interplay between coherent quantum and dissipative processes that is typical of condensed matter nano-structures embedded in real-world environments. In particular, my theoretical approach combines inspiration from the processes and molecular structures that underlie natural photosynthesis with open quantum systems approaches, leading to the emergence of complex dynamics and non-equilibrium effects. I will argue that some of these effects could prove beneficial and unlock non-classical performance for a host of practical applications ranging from improved photodetectors to solar light-harvesting and molecular electronics.

Location:  Online webinar
Contact:  Dr Jan Mol