Science Cafe is a public seminar series organized by the Institute for AI and Beyond, with the aim of disseminating the contents of research to society in the form of a dialogue between research leaders of Basic Research (Mid- and Long-term Research) and science communicators.
Each seminar will have a different theme, such as how AI will advance the research of each speaker and how the results from that research will be relevant to society in the future.
In the third seminar, Professor Eiji Saito (Graduate School of Engineering), a leading expert in the field of quantum materials science, will talk about the quantum phenomena and quantum computers on a microscopic scale, both of which are currently experiencing rapid advances in its research.
In recent years, the ability to create extremely small materials at high speed and significant advances in micro-scale measurement techniques have made it possible to measure a variety of quantum physical phenomena. Quantum physical phenomena are systems in which multiple degrees of freedom influence each other, and as these phenomena become clearer, our understanding of physical laws changes.
In addition, it is very difficult for human eyes to find the regularity of these phenomena in the data obtained, and by using AI, Prof. Saito is trying to open up a new academic field that aims to decipher quantum properties that were previously incomprehensible. We will touch on the future prospects of this research and discuss the interface between this remarkable progress and social systems.
3rd Science Cafe
Date & Time: Wednesday, December 22, 2021 18:00-19:00
Speaker: Eiji Saitoh (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)
*Please note that this seminar is in Japanese only.