Dr. Barbara Jones, the Group Leader of the Theoretical and Computational Physics team at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, will speak about IBM's quantum activities.
Dr. Mark Jackson, the Business Development Scientific Lead for Cambridge Quantum Computing quantum software company, will follow.
* Location: Cross Campus, 87 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena
* Parking: nearby garage at 33 E Green St, Pasadena (90min free, then $2/hr)
* Metro: Gold Line - Memorial Park station is across the street
Refreshments will be provided, please RSVP so we can make sure we have enough. We look forward to seeing you there and expect to have a very interesting evening. Feel free to invite your colleagues and friends!
This event is co-organized/co-sponsored by:
o Southern California Quantum Computing Meetup (Doug Finke) -- please RSVP there as well: www.meetup.com/Southern-California-Quantum-Computing-Meetup-Group/events/[masked]
o Catalaize (Nardo Manaloto) www.catalaize.com
o Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Ken Funahashi) www.wsgr.com
o Innovate Pasadena's Connect Week www.innovatepasadena.org
BARBARA JONES, PHD is a theoretical and computational physicist at IBM Research Almaden. She received an A.B. (physics) from Harvard University; MS (Applied Mathematics) from The University of Cambridge (Churchill Scholar); MS and PhD in Physics from Cornell University. After a postdoc at Harvard, she joined IBM at the Almaden Research Center in 1989.
She has worked on a range of projects both fundamental and more applied, including managing experimentalists working on media and read heads, to theories of quantum wells and magnetic tunnel junctions, to calculation of behavior of magnetic atoms on complex surfaces, as engineered and measured by STM. Currently she has joint interests in quantum computing and biophysics.
Among other distinctions, Dr. Jones was the 2001 recipient of a TWIN Award (Tribute to Women in Industry), was the Chair of the Forum on Industrial Applications of Physics (the largest unit of the APS), and Chair of the National Academy of Science's (NAS) Condensed Matter and Materials Research Committee. Currently she is on the Council of the AAAS and the NAS Board on Physics and Astronomy. Chair and Founder of the APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women and Under-represented minorities, past member and Chair of the APS's Committee on the Status of Women in Physics [masked]), she is strongly interested in promoting opportunities in science and math for all students.
MARK JACKSON, PHD Theoretical Physicist and entrepreneur with expertise in the quantum computing industry. Doctor of Philosophy in Theoretical Physics from Columbia University with background in mathematical modeling and computational physics. Interests include quantum computing, superstring theory, cosmology, space exploration, public communication of science, data science, and machine learning.