On October 3rd, Quantbot Technologies’ team of talented bowlers came back stronger than ever to participate once again in the annual National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Women with Balls bowling fundraiser.
This annual event aims to raise money for breast cancer research while providing a fun-filled night for the various teams. Quantbot was able to raise $3600 to support the organization and one of our team members, Shrinath, won Highest Score while bowling!
We are looking forward to next year’s NBCC fundraiser and events in the future to fight against breast cancer. For more information about NBCC and to donate to their cause, click here!
On Wednesday, September 13 Quantbot had the pleasure of hosting the NYC Quantum Computing group in our office for their monthly meeting.
Vinod Menon, this month’s presenter, gave a presentation on “Half-light half-matter quasiparticles (polaritons) as a platform for Hamiltonian simulators and quantum optical nonlinearity”.
It was a great night of discussion with great minds. We look forward to hosting future events in our space as we continue to grow in our space.
Vinod Menon is a Professor of Physics at the City College of New York and doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America (now Optica) and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in Photonics (2018-2020). More details about his group can be found at: https://lanmp.org/
And for those curious as to the content of the presentation: Abstract: Strong light-matter interaction results in the formation of half-light half-matter quasiparticles called polaritons that take on the properties of both its constituents. In this talk I will first introduce the concept of polariton formation in low-dimensional semiconductors. Following this, I will discuss the formation of Bose Einstein like condensates at room temperature using polaritons formed in organic molecules. Approaches to create condensate lattices in such systems and their potential application as Hamiltonian simulators will also be presented. In the second part of the talk, I will present our recent work on polaritons in atomically thin (2D) materials and their potential to reach quantum nonlinearity. Finally, I will discuss our quantum education efforts at the City College of New York (CCNY) including the development of undergraduate level quantum optics lab and the potential for outreach efforts at the high school level using these systems.
On July 13, Quantbot had our first squash night since 2019 at Open Squash. With such a wide range of experience, we luckily had professional trainers coaching us through the basics. We love friendly competition and playing squash was no exception! In the end, we had a great time and are already looking forward to our next squash night.
Last week, the new Quantbot office hosted a game night for the first time. Employees and interns enjoyed a night of pizza and poker, with some FIFA thrown in on the side. It was a great event getting to mingle with our interns while also enjoying some fun competition. We are already looking forward to planning our next game night as the summer days continue.
It’s the most sake-iest time of the year. Quantbot once again enjoyed delicious food, a preponderance of sake, and wonderful cocktails (sake in a negroni, who knew?!) at the annual Joy of Sake on Friday, June 16th. Luckily many of our summer interns had the opportunity to come, along with many of the yearly regulars. We love attending this event every year and can’t wait for the next. Kanpai!
Quantbot ran its first long-awaited JPM Corporate Challenge! On June 1, 12 of our employees laced up their running shoes and took to the trails of Central Park to join the thousands of runners, joggers, and walkers participating in the 5k. The weather and the vibes were great even when we fought our way through the Harlem hills! We can’t wait to run it again and set some new PRs next year!
What do cocktails, lobsters, and speeches all have in common? That’s right, they were all at Quantbot’s annual company dinner! Hosted this year at Milos Estiatorio, the Quantbot NY office and our summer intern cohort celebrated another successful and productive year at Quantbot. Over courses of delicious Greek delights, we toasted many highlights from the year so far, including moving to our new NYC office, opening one in Miami, and welcoming the largest intern class we’ve ever had. Cheers to fourteen years and counting!
In May, we were grateful to once again meet for the annual Quantbot company dinner. With good food, good drinks, and good company; what more could we ask for? It was a great night for everyone, and we are looking forward to another year at Quantbot Technologies!
On November 9th, several of our team members had a ball attending the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s annual event “Women with Balls”- a bowling fundraiser for breast cancer research. Our team, the Quant Queens and Kings, raised over $4000 for this awesome organization. We are looking forward to participating and raising even more money for the NBCC next year.
Thank you to the National Breast Cancer Coalition for hosting this fun event!