30 April 2019 Seymur Jahangirov


Speaker: Seymur Jahangirov, UNAM
Title: A Computational Odyssey: from Materials to Intelligence
Date: April 30, 2019
Time: 14:30
Cookie & Tea: ENG Z15, 14:15
Place: ENG Z15
web: https://physics-seminars.ku.edu.tr/

In this talk we will take a journey in Computational Universe. First, we will articulate the concept of computational universe and how rich it can be. Then we will argue that physical, chemical, biological and higher hierarchical levels of existence emerge from Computational Universe. We will see how the state-of-the-art computational tools can be used to discover novel materials and how these discoveries can inspire solid progress in technology. Then I will share some details of our recent work on Cellular Automata. Finally, I will speculate about the place in the Computational Universe where we might encounter intelligent life.

Short Bio: Dr. Jahangirov is Assistant Professor at Bilkent UNAM – National Nanotechnology Research Center at Bilkent University. He obtained his Ph.D from the same institution in 2012 while contributing to seminal studies on the discovery of two-dimensional materials. Dr. Jahangirov continued working on two-dimensional materials as a postdoc in the Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Group at San Sebastian, Spain before joining the Bilkent – UNAM faculty in 2015. Dr. Jahangirov is recipient of prestigious awards including TÜBA-GEBİP, BAGEP and Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship. His research is published in top physics journals including Nature Materials, Physical Review Letters, 2D Materials and Applied Physics Letters.