Machine Learning Emergence from Quantum Matter Data
A presentation from 2022–2023 Edward, Frances, and Shirley B. Daniels Fellow Eun-Ah Kim
Eun-Ah Kim is a professor of physics at Cornell University. She is one of the leading experts in the theory of emergent phenomena in quantum materials and a pioneer in applying machine learning to quantum matter data. She thinks of her research as a study of societies—societies of electrons. Quantum mechanics allows for endless possibilities of rich and complex “social phenomena” that manifest through material properties. But because quantum mechanics forbids the tracking of individual electrons, the electron societies are mystical. Recent decades have seen experimental and theoretical data revolutions that can help us understand the mystical “societies” of quantum matter.