The School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) at NTU Singapore hosted the first Quantum Geometric Advantage (QGA) Workshop from 3 to 5 January 2023.
The QGA workshop brought together leading physicists and materials scientists to discuss how to use advanced mathematical techniques to develop new materials. The three-day in person event featured several distinguished international speakers, including Nobel Physics laureate Professor Duncan Haldane (USA), Wolf Prize winner Professor Allan H. Macdonald (USA), and Dirac Medal winner Professor Dam Thanh Son (Vietnam). It was also well attended by local faculty, PhD students, and postdoctoral researchers.
A keynote talk was given by Professor Haldane, who discussed his research into new topological quantum materials that cannot be understood via the traditional theories of condensed matter physics.
“The fact that so many top physicists agreed to attend speaks to the reputation that NTU has earned in this field,” said Associate Professor Elbert Chia, the Chair of the QGA Workshop's organising committee and the director of the Centre for Emergent Quantum Materials at NTU SPMS. “The lively discussion after the talks signifies the growing importance of Quantum Geometry in the international community of physicists.”