Strain-induced polar phases in SrTiO3.
La sociedad cubana de Física invita a enviar resúmenes a su XV Simposio. En el evento habrá conferencias plenarias, invitadas así como presentaciones orales y carteles, por lo que será una excelente oportunidad para presentar resultados recientes de investigación y actualizarse en los temas de la conferencia, y será sobre todo, un espacio de encuentro e intercambio entre las comunidades de físicos cubanos y de otros países.
Biofísica y Física Médica (BFM); Materia Condensada (MC); Enseñanza de la Física (EF); Física de la Tierra y el Espacio (TE); Física Nuclear, Atómica y Molecular (NAM); Física Teórica (FT); Instrumentación y metrología (IM); Óptica y Espectroscopia (OE) Protección Radiológica (PR)
Andreas Ruediger received his PhD in condensed matter physics at University of Osnabrück, Germany, in 2001 followed by two-years as research associate and Feodor-Lynen-fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation with J.F. Scott at Cambridge University, UK. From 2003 to 2008 he was tenured senior scientist at Forschungszentrum Jülich and head of the nanoarchitecture laboratory, working on resistively switching nanoelectronics. He is full professor at INRS-EMT, directing a group of 15 international postgraduate researchers in nanophotonics and nanoelectronics. He is associate editor of Functional Materials Letters and research ambassador of the German Academic Exchange Service.
Strain-induced polar phases in SrTiO3.
Arturo Marti is professor of physics at the Universidad de la República (Uruguay). He completed his PhD in physics from the Universitat de Barcelona in 1997. For many years his research interests were focused on traditional academic topics centered on fluids, chaotic dynamics and nonlinear physics, but recently he has also become involved in science popularisation programs, the organisation of the physics Olympiads, photo contests and teacher training workshops. Recently, he has been developing physics experiments using smartphones, sensors and new technologies.
Smartphone sensors: an endless source of physics experiments
David Horwat is Professor at the University of Lorraine. He studied Materials Science and Engineering in France and was postdoctoral researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. He teaches Materials Science and Engineering at the European School of Materials Engineering (EEIGM) and conducts his researches at the Jean Lamour Institute (IJL). The main focus of his researches is on the influence of thin films deposition mechanisms on the local states at materials and at their interfaces leading to functional properties control.
Microstructural and chemical control in thin films as an opportunity to manipulate the properties of functional surfaces and devices.
Gregory N. Parsons is Celanese Acetate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the State University of New York and a PhD in Physics in at NC State University studying Plasma CVD of Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon. In 1990 he began a postdoc at IBM TJ Watson Research Center working on thin film transistor materials for flat panel displays, and joined NC State Chemical Engineering in 1992 as an Assistant Professor to explore surface reactions in thin film materials, including Atomic Layer Deposition. In 2001 he initiated the annual International AVS ALD Conference where he remains in active leadership. He has published more than 200 articles in reaction mechanisms during atomic layer deposition and molecular layer deposition, ALD on polymers and fibers, ALD for metal organic frameworks, reaction system scaling, ALD for energy storage and harvesting, as well as selective area ALD for advanced electronic devices. He was elected Fellow of the American Vacuum Society in 2005, and he served from 2011-2013 on the AVS Board of Directors. He is the recipient of an NSF Career Award, the Alcoa Foundation Distinguished Engineering Research Award, and a Semiconductor Research Corporation Invention Award. He is also an accomplished classroom teacher, being named to NC State’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers in 2009. He is the 2014 recipient of NC State’s RJ Reynolds Award, the College of Engineering’s highest distinction for faculty research, teaching and service. In 2015 he received the ALD Innovation Award, the highest recognition of accomplishment in the ALD community, and in 2016 was named to the inaugural class of the NC State Research Leadership Academy.
Atomic Scale Processing: Designing Thin Film Materials by Atomic Layer Deposition, Molecular Layer Deposition, Atomic Layer Etching and Area‐Selective Deposition.
Dr. Jesus Rubayo-Soneira is Professor in the Atomic and Molecular Physics Department at the Higher Institute of Technologies and Applied Sciences (InSTEC), University of Havana, Cuba and he is a member of Cuba’s Academy of Sciences. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from the U.N.E.D in Madrid, Spain in 1995.
Professor Rubayo has served as a Visiting Professor at numerous scientific institutions, including the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich, Ecole polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland; Fundamental Physical Institute, CSIC, Madrid, Spain; the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Tokyo; the Department of Chemistry at Leeds University (U.K); the University of Science and Technology Lille Laboratory in France; University of Bordeaux in France; Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the University of California, Irvine, USA.
Professor Rubayo’s research fields are: Molecular Physics, Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Dynamic Study of the van der Waals Molecules, and Molecular Dynamics of Light-induced processes occurring in Condensed Matter. He has published more than 95 scholarly articles on these topics.
Some Awards: Distinction for Cuban Education. (1996), National Award from Cuban Academic of Science (2003, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2018); Special distinction from Cuban Minister of High Education (2003); Medal “Rafael Marı́a de Mendive”, 2004 and Distinction “Carlos Juan Finlay” in 2009.
Dinámica de fotofragmentación de complejos de van der Waals utilizando métodos cuasiclásicos y de trayectorias con saltos entre superficies.
Laura Greene is the chief scientist at the National MagLab and the Francis Eppes Professor of Physics at Florida State University. Her research is in experimental condensed matter physics with a focus on quantum materials, including topological matter and high-temperature superconductors. As the 2017 president of the American Physical Society (APS), Laura’s theme was science diplomacy and human rights. She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a vice president of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. A champion for diversity, she works with teams that promote the success of women and young scientists, particularly in developing countries. She plays many leadership advisory roles for funding agents and institutions and recently was a co-chair of the National Academy’s consensus report: “Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey.”
Laura is a member of the US National Academy of Science, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Physics (UK), the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the APS. Her recognitions include the APS 2019 Five-Sigma Physicist award for science advocacy, The 2019 Gold Medal Award from the Tallahassee Scientific Society, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Lawrence Award for Materials Research, and the APS Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award. She very recently received the APS Five Sigma Physicist Award for Advocacy. Laura has co-authored over 200 publications and presented over 600 invited and plenary talks.
The Dark Energy of Quantum Materials
Laurent Loinard obtuvo la Licenciatura en Física en la Universidad Joseph Fourier de Grenoble y en 1998 el Doctorado en Astrofísica en la misma universidad. Su trabajo doctoral, fue desarrollado principalmente en el Centro de Astrofísica (CfA) de la Universidad de Harvard en Cambridge (Massachusetts, EUA) y en el Instituto del Telescopio Espacial (STScI) en Baltimore (Maryland, EUA). Posteriormente ha realizado estancias sabáticas en el Instituto Max Planck de Radioastronomía en Bonn, Alemania, y visitas a centros de investigación en astronomía en todo el mundo. En 2000 ingresó como investigador titular en el Instituto de Astronomía de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), hoy Instituto de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica.
La investigación del Dr. Loinard abarca la formación de las estrellas, el medio interestelar y el entorno de los agujeros negros supermasivos. Es un pionero en el uso de la radio-interferometría para medir distancias a objetos celestes con alta precisión. Entre 2008 y 2018, encabezó el proyecto Gobelins, que permitió determinar la distancia a decenas de estrellas jóvenes en la vecindad solar con alta precisión. En la actualidad, es miembro del consorcio Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), que publicó las primeras imágenes del agujero negro en el centro de la galaxia Messier 87, el resultado astronómico de mayor impacto en toda la historia a nivel mundial. El Dr. Loinard fue corresponding autor de los seis artículos publicados el 10 de abril de 2019 con los primeros resultados del EHT.
El Dr. Loinard es autor de 150 artículos de investigación, seis capítulos de libro, dos artículos de revisión y ocho estudios de factibilidad (white papers).
En 2007, recibió la Distinción de la UNAM para Jóvenes Académicos en el área de investigación en ciencias básicas. En 2008, fue electo Affiliate Fellow de la Academia de Ciencias para el Mundo en Desarrollo. En 2010, recibió una beca de la Fundación Memorial Guggenheim de Estados Unidos, y en 2011 el prestigioso premio Bessel de la Fundación von Humboldt del gobierno de Alemania. En 2013 recibió una de las cátedras Marcos Moshinsky de la UNAM. Finalmente, en 2019 recibió, junto con los demás miembros del consorcio EHT, del premio Diamond Achievement Award de la Fundación Nacional para las Ciencias (NSF) de Estados Unidos y del Premio Breakthrough 2020 en física fundamental.
First results from the Event Horizon Telescope o Primeros resultados de Telescopio de Horizonte de Eventos (EHT).
Synthesis of carbon nanostructures via submerged arc discharge: Stability, nucleation and yield.
Osvaldo de Melo received his PhD in Physical Sciences from the University of Havana in 1992 and is full professor of this institution. He does experimental research in condensed matter and materials science with emphasis in thin films, surface analysis and nanostructures. In these subjects, he has published a hundred peer reviewed scientific papers and has directed several PhD, Master and Grade students. His interests also include teaching and popularization of science. He has been awarded with National Prizes of the Cuban Academy of Sciences and with the National Award in Physics Manuel F. Gran in 2016. De Melo was President of the Cuban Physical Society from 2005 to 2011 and Dean of the Physics Faculty of the University of Havana from 2001 to 2006.
The strange case of the MoO2 epitaxy on c-plane sapphire: experiments and modelling.
Petra Rudolf was born in Munich, Germany. She studied Physics at the La Sapienza, University of Rome, where she specialized in Solid State Physics. In 1987 she joined the National Surface Science laboratory TASC INFM in Trieste for the following five years, interrupted by two extended periods in 1989 and 1990/1991 at Bell Labs in the USA, where she started to work on the newly discovered fullerenes. In 1993 she moved to the University of Namur, Belgium where she received her PhD in 1995 and then quickly moved from postdoctoral researcher to lecturer and senior lecturer before taking up the Chair in Experimental Solid State Physics at the University in Groningen in 2003. Her principal research interests lie in the areas of condensed matter physics and surface science, particularly molecular motors, 2D solids, organic thin films and inorganic-organic hybrids. She has published >240 peer-reviewed articles and 32 book chapters.
Dr. Rudolf is the President of the European Physical Society; she was the President of the Belgian Physical Society in 2000/2001 and was elected member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering, honorary member of the Italian Physical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Lid van verdienst of the Dutch Physical Society and Fellow of the American Physical Society. For her work on molecular motors she received the 2007 Descartes Prize of the European Commission. In 2013 she was appointed officer of the Order of Orange Nassau by H.M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
Molecular Motors and Switches at Surfaces.
Dr. R. Mulet studies disordered systems models searching and exploiting their connections with interdisciplinary applications. He has been interested since 2001 in the application of techniques from spin glass theory to combinatorial optimization problems and more recently to the modelling of the metabolism. He is a Humboldt Fellow since 2011 and since 2020 is a Simon Associated to the ICTP.
A new look to the dynamics of discrete variables in complex networks: The Cavity Master Equation.
Giovanni Organtini is Professor of Experimental Physics at Sapienza Universit\`a di Roma and a member of the CMS Collaboration at the CERN LHC, where he contributed to the discovery of the Higgs boson having designed and built a large portion of the electromagnetic calorimeter of the detector: the fundamental tool for the observation of the Higgs boson decay into two photons. He joined the PADME Collaboration aiming at the discovery of possible low mass dark photons at INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati.Giovanni Organtini is also deeply involved in outreach and lifelong learning activities for physics teachers and served as the Director of the Physics Museum of Sapienza Universit\`a di Roma for two mandates.
The Higgs boson physics and it's discovery.
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