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New partnerships convene Quantum Materials scientists at Collège de France

Oct 7 / 16

Members of CIFAR’s Quantum Materials program met in Paris from October 5 to 7 at the Collège de France, one of the most prestigious research institutions in the world. This meeting brought prominent international researchers from a number of different institutions together.

Image: Louis Taillefer addresses Quantum Materials scientists at the Paris meeting (Credit: Patrick Imbert, Collège de France)

The Paris meeting is the result of ongoing efforts by CIFAR to partner with international organizations that share in CIFAR’s goals of supporting transformative research.

“This meeting was a great opportunity to engage with leading French researchers. Through this collaboration, we are able to extend the global reach of the CIFAR program and meet European colleagues working at the frontiers of Quantum Materials science,” says Louis Taillefer, director of CIFAR’s Quantum Materials program and a professor at the Université de Sherbrooke.

The meeting also featured presentations from several eminent researchers of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s program in Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems. CIFAR has a multi-year partnership agreement with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to bring researchers from both programs together to advance quantum materials science.

The CIFAR Quantum Materials meeting was generously supported by several French organizations, including the Collège de France, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), l’École Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI) and the Laboratoire d’excellence in Physics – Atoms, Light and Matter (Labex PALM). Additional support was provided by the Institut Quantique of Université de Sherbrooke and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.