Chemically Enabled Atomistic Design of Quantum Systems
Abstract: Chemistry offers a unique approach to quantum information science, whereby we can harness the atomistic precision inherent in synthetic chemistry to create structurally precise, reproducible, and tunable units. Results in this area will be presented, including creating molecules that are analogues of NV centers which we dub molecular color centers. These molecules feature optical read-out of spin information and offer significant promise in the realm of sensing and potentially communication.
Bio: Danna is an F. G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry at MIT. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley where she studied magnetic anisotropy in molecules. As a postdoc at MIT, she explored two-dimensional magnetism and worked on geometric spin frustration in kagomé lattices and quantum spin liquids. After completing her postdoctoral research at MIT, Danna moved to Northwestern University as an Assistant Professor, where she received tenure. She recently moved to MIT. Her laboratory’s research focuses on applying inorganic chemistry to address challenges in physics.
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