In order to keep a dynamic atmosphere and aid scientific exchange, the Wilczek Quantum Center regularly organizes meetings of various types: from standard slide-based talks in one of our seminar rooms to e-board discussions at WQC's lounge. Below you will find the schedule for such activities (scroll all the way down for the location of the common venues).

Note that owed to the current pandemic situation, we have started a new biweekly webinar series through ZOOM, so that all our associate members around the globe can stay in touch. Check the upcoming meetings below!

Do not hesitate to contact Carlos Navarrete-Benlloch ( for any questions or suggestions.

3 November, 2021, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Dr. Mike E. Zhitomirsky 
(IRIG, CEA Grenoble)
Many-body physics in quantum magnets: from spontaneous magnon decay to vacuum reconstruction
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 89254146770 (pwd: 868009)

6 October, 2021, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Prof. Zi Cai
(Wilczek Quantum Center, China)
Universality out of stochastic driving.
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 89254146770 (pwd: 868009)

8 September, 2021, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Prof. Hannes Pichler
(University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Probing Quantum Spin Liquids with Rydberg atom arrays
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 89254146770 (pwd: 868009)

21 July, 2021, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Prof. Claudio Chamon
(Boston University, USA)
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 89254146770 (pwd: 868009)

26 May, 2021, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Dr. Yunxiang Liao
(University of Maryland, USA)
Emergence of many-body quantum chaos via spontaneous breaking of unitarity
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 89254146770 (pwd: 868009)

12 May, 2021, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Kelly Backes
(Yale University, USA)
First results from a quantum-enhanced axion search
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 89254146770 (pwd: 868009)

28 April, 2021, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Prof. Piotr Deuar
(Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Stochastic phase-space methods for quantum many-body systems out of equilibrium
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 
89254146770 (pwd: 868009)

14 April, 2021, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Prof. Eliska Greplova
(Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Learning algorithms for control and characterization of quantum matter
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 
89254146770 (pwd: 868009)

31 March, 2021, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Prof. Pablo I. Hurtado
(University of Granada, Spain)
Building continuous time crystals from rare events
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 
89254146770 (pwd: 868009)

17 March, 2021, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Prof. Chao-Yang Lu
(University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei)
Quantum supremacy and beyond
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 
89254146770 (pwd: 868009)

4 March, 2021, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Prof. Zaki Leghtas
(Mines ParisTech, ENS Paris, INRIA, France)
Quantum error correction with superconducting circuits
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 89254146770 (pwd: 868009)

18 February, 2021, 22:30 (Shanghai time) - Dr. Thomas Klein-Kvorning
(University of California at Berkeley, USA)
Quantum quench dynamics
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 89254146770 (pwd: 868009)

7 January, 2021, 22:00 (Shanghai time) - Prof. Egor Babaev

(Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Two basic questions in superconductivity revisited: superconducting phase transition and typology of superconducting states
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 89254146770 (pwd: 868009)

17 December, 2020, 22:00 (Shanghai time) - Prof. Vladimir Eltsov
(Aalto University, Espoo, Finland)
Superfluid time crystals
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 939 6975 3255

3 December, 2020, 22:00 (Shanghai time) - Dr. Zixuan Hu
(Purdue University, USA)
Characterization of quantum states based on creation complexity
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 939 6975 3255

5 November, 2020, 22:00 (Shanghai time) - Dr. Flore Kunst
(Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany)
Topology in non-Hermitian systems
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 939 6975 3255

8 October, 2020, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Prof. Giulia Ferrini

(Chalmers University of Technology, Gothesburg, Sweden)
Resources for continuous-variable quantum computation
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 939 6975 3255

24 September, 2020, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Dr. Haocun Yu
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Using quantum correlations to measure sub-SQL quantum noise in Advanced LIGO
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 939 6975 3255

10 September, 2020, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Prof. Michael J. Manfra
(Purdue University, USA)
Direct observation of anyonic braiding statistics
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 939 6975 3255

16 July, 2020, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Prof. Zi Cai
(Wilczek Quantum Center, SJTU, China)
Elementary excitations in a discrete time crystal
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 939 6975 3255

2 July, 2020, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Dr. Berislav Buca
(University of Oxford, UK)
Non-stationary quantum many-body dynamics and time crystals
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 939 6975 3255

18 June, 2020, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Dr. Carlos Sánchez-Muñoz
(University of Oxford, UK)
Squeezed lasing
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 939 6975 3255

4 June, 2020, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Dr. Lingzhen Guo
(Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany)
Condensed Matter Physics in Time Crystals
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 939 6975 3255

21 may, 2020, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Double student feature:
- Xiaoyun Xu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China): Shining Light on Quantum Transport in Fractal Networks.
- Robin C. Verstraten (Utrecht University, The Netherlands): Time Glass: A Fractional Calculus approach.
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 939 6975 3255

7 may, 2020, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Prof. Frank Wilczek
(MIT, USA; TDLI/WQC, SJTU; Stockholm University, Sweden)
He will give his view on the recent direct observation of fractional statistics of anyons in: "H. Bartolomei et al., Science 368, 173 (2020)".
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 939 6975 3255

23 apr, 2020, 21:00 (Shanghai time) - Prof. Biao Wu
(Peking University, China)
Quantum algorithm for approximating maximum independent sets
WQC webinar - ZOOM ID: 939 6975 3255

26 dec, 2019, 10:00 - Dr. Tianci Zhou
(Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)
The operator Lévy flight: light cones in chaotic long range interacting systems
WQC seminar - WQC lounge, New Science Building Nr 5, 8th floor

17 dec, 2019, 10:00 - Dr. Soonwon Choi 
(University of Callifornia Berkeley, USA)
Observation of nanoscale hydrodynamics in a strongly interacting dipolar spin ensemble in diamond
WQC seminar - WQC lounge, New Science Building Nr 5, 8th floor

13-15 nov, 2019 - Workshop "Quo vadis quantum simulators?" 
See the details in the activities section

12 nov, 2019, 16:00 - Prof. Cristiane Morais Smith 

(University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Atom-by-atom engineering of topological states of matter
TDLI/WQC joint seminar - Room 200, TDLI, Yue-Kong Pao Library

12 nov, 2019, 10:00 - Prof. Tao Shi 

(Institute of Theoretical Physics - Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing)
New phases of BECs and droplets with attractive interactions and applications to axionic dark matter 
e-board series - WQC lounge, New Science Building Nr 5, 8th floor

11 nov, 2019, 10:00 - Dr. Laura García-Álvarez

(Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Characterising quantum advantage in continuous variables architectures
e-board series - WQC lounge, Science Laboratory Building Nr 5, 8th floor

8 nov, 2019, 10:00 -  Prof. Myung-Joong Hwang 
(Duke Kunshan University, China)
Multicritical dissipative phase transitions in ion traps
e-board series - WQC lounge, Science Laboratory Building Nr 5 , 8th floor

7 nov, 2019, 10:00 -  Prof. Andreas Hemmerich
(University of Hamburg, Germany)
Quantum many-body dynamics with ultracold atoms in a high finesse cavity
TDLI/WQC joint seminar - Room 200, TDLI, Yue-Kong Pao Library

6 nov, 2019, 10:00 - Prof. Bo Liu
(Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)
Engineering exotic topological quantum states of matter in non-standard optical lattices
WQC's seminar room 809 - Science Laboratory Building Nr 5

Common venues (go to for an interactive map, all in Minhang campus):

~Wilczek Quantum Center (WQC): North-west side of campus, Science Laboratory Building Nr 5, 8th floor
~School of Physics and Astronomy (SPA): North-west side, Science Laboratory Building Nr 5
~Tsung-Dao Lee Institute (TDLI): south-east corner of Yue-Kong Pao Library (south-west side of campus, right above the lake)
~Tsung-Dao Lee Library: North-west side of campus, next to WQC