### Center for Quantum Mathematics and Physics Has New Home

The UC Davis Center for Quantum Mathematics and Physics, or QMAP, finally has its permanent home on the two upper floors of the Physical Sciences and Engineering Library.

Jaroslav Trnka, associate professor of physics, has won the 2020 Henry Primakoff Award for Early-Career Particle Physics from the American Physical Society (APS). Trnka is a member of the Center for Quantum Mathematics and Physics (QMAP), a joint center in the UC Davis Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Mathematics.

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced $218 million in new grants for “Quantum Information Science” and researchers with the Center for Quantum Mathematics and Physics (QMAP) at UC Davis are among the recipients.

The QMAP initiative at UC Davis is aimed at fundamental research in theoretical and mathematical physics.

Tudor Dan Dimofte, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, has received a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering directorate.

Jaroslav Trnka, assistant professor in the Department of Physics, is one of two winners of the 2018 UC Davis Award for Innovation and Creative Vision for his revolutionary work in quantum physics.

With the Center for Quantum Mathematics and Physics (QMAP), the college is creating an extraordinary environment where mathematicians and physicists will work side-by-side to explore quantum field theory, string theory, and quantum gravity.

Researchers from around the world recently converged at UC Davis for a five-day conference exploring emerging science in quantum field theory, string theory and quantum gravity. Organized by the Center for Quantum Mathematics and Physics (QMAP) at UC Davis, the conference brought together speakers from across the international physics and math community for talks and informal discussion about recent developments in physics.

One new black hole appears every second, physics professor Veronika Hubeny told a rapt audience on Monday (May 9) during the first lecture in the new Winston Ko Frontiers in Mathematical and Physical Sciences Public Lecture series. In all, there are more black holes in the universe than grains of sand in the Sahara Desert, she said.