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Faculty Office Hour: Leonard Kahn

April 3, 2024
12-1 p.m.

Zoom Webinar

(Link provided upon registration)


Faculty Office HourHow Quantum Computing Will Define Our Future

This semester we are continuing to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the College of Arts and Sciences by visiting with two science professors. Join us to learn more about space and quantum computing!

In this webinar we will learn about the incredible potential that quantum computing has to improve so many aspects of our everyday life—and how it may pose a significant threat to our data security in the near future.

Professor Leonard Kahn is chair of the URI physics department as well as graduate program director. His research has spanned several areas. His early work involved the study of the surfaces of solids as a Ph.D. student at Brown University. He later moved on to study the optical properties of one-dimensional conductors, such as TTF-TCNQ. He then tackled the problem of superconductivity in the A-15 materials, looking for an alternative mechanism to explain their high temperature transition. After joining the faculty at URI, Professor Kahn became interested in nonlinear phenomena. Currently he is examining layered structures to determine how electrical devices, such as diodes and transistors can be modeled by optical systems.

In addition to his own research, Professor Kahn supervises the research of several URI seniors and Ph.D. students.

This webinar will be hosted by Gaurav Khanna, also a professor in the Department of Physics.

Cost: Complimentary

Register by: Wednesday, April 3, 2024

College of Arts & Sciences 75th Anniversary

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