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Alberta Quantum-Nano Workshop
6 July 2011
Capri Hotel and Conference Centre
3310 50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 2X9
sponsored by Alberta Innovates Technology Futures

Workshop steering committee: Paul Barclay, John Davis, Barry Sanders.

Alberta is home to some of the world's top reseach groups in the areas of nano and quantum science and technology. This workshop will bring together quantum and nano researchers from across Alberta, providing this diverse group with an opportunity to learn more about each other's work and to discuss synergies and strategies.

Nanoscience and quantum science and technology encompass a broad set of research topics, which often intersect. As these fields continue to advance, it is expected that their impact and overlap with each other will grow. Quantum and nano topics that are especially relevant for the quantum-nano workshop are listed below.

  • Nano-Optics: photonics, plasmonics, high-resolution imaging, optical sensors

  • Nano-Materials: nanocrystals, nano-magnetic materials, quantum dots

  • Nano-Mechanics: nano electromechanical systems, torsional resonantors, atomic force microscopy devices

  • Quantum Materials: superfluids and superconductors, quantum gases

  • Quantum Electronics: molecular devices, mesoscopic transport

  • Quantum Science and Technology: quantum control, quantum cryptography, quantum computing

  • Spectroscopy: gas spectroscopy, single emitter spectroscopy

  • Electronic Structure Calculations: ab intio calculations, density functional theory



Travel costs to Red Deer will be reimbursed, assuming transportation is by carpooling, or by bus. Other travel arrangements can be considered but please contact Nancy Jing Lu first before making an arrangement.

Coffee Breaks and Meal

Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided. Please send your special diet requirements to Nancy Jing Lu.

Poster Guidelines

To make a successful poster presentation:

  • Put your poster up at least 1/2 hour prior to the start of the poster session.

  • Please make your poster's size as 48" (W) X 36" (L), and consist of materials that can be mounted easily with push pins. If you have made a poster already, but the size is not 48" X 36", you can use it as well.

  • Plan your poster to be in logical sequence, i.e. introduction, study design and methods, data collected, conclusion.
  • To ensure visual effectiveness of your poster, use large lettering and a minimum of text.

  • Remove your poster immediately at the close of the poster session.

All reimbursement should be done within one month after the workshop. Please contact Nancy Jing Lu if you have any queries regarding your reimbursement.

University of Calgary participants

  • Please contact Nancy Jing Lu when you do your expense report to claim expenses. She will send you the account information that is required while doing your expense report.

  • If you drive your car, please claim per mileage.

  • If you use other method of transportation tool, please claim as per receipts.

All other participants

  • If you drive your car, you will be paid per mileage. As per University of Calgary policy, the rate is $0.46 per KM. Please let Nancy Jing Lu know: 1.name of people sitting in your car; 2. your departure point.

  • If you use other method of transportation tool, please send all receipts to Nancy Jing Lu via mail.

  • Please send your mailing address to Nancy for mailing a cheque back to you once the reimbursement is done.
Nancy Jing Lu's mailing address:
Institute for Quantum Information Science,
University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW,
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4