OMQ Fall Syposium 2016

September 12 & 13, 2016

At the Downtown Athletic Club, Eugene, OR

Registration for the OMQ Fall Symposium is open to all UO students, OMQ members, OMQ associate members, and OMQ collaborators.

Registration is Closed

The OMQ Fall Symposium will feature presentations from OMQ students, faculty, and associates.  The draft event schedule can be found below.

Workshop On Quantum Simulators of Complex Molecular Networks

The Center for Applied Quantum Science, a unit with in the Oregon Center for Optical, Molecular, and Quantum Science at the University of Oregon will be hosting the first Annual Workshop on Quantum Simulators of Complex Molecular Networks at the University of Ulm in Ulm, Germany June 12-14th

The workshop will feature talks, tutorials, tours and and discussions among the consortium of researchers from the Universities of Oregon, Oxford, and Ulm, and Harvard University supported by funds from the John Templeton Foundation.

Storage of quantum light in solid state quantum memories

Date: 
June 20, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Jonathan Lavoie
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Geneva

We study the generation, storage and characterization of different quantum states of light, including hyper-entangled states, displaced single photons and multiple entangled single photons. The solid state memory consists of an ensemble of rare-earth ions doped in a crystal at cryogenic temperature with a multimode capacity. Our source of energy-time entangled photon pairs and large atomic ensembles are also an ideal platform to study more fundamental aspects of quantum theory, including large dimensions.
 

Raymer and Marcus Groups Awarded $3.5 Million Dollars to Study Quanutm Simulators

OMQ Faculty Members Michael Raymer and Andrew Marcus have recived an award from the John Templeton Foundation to support research for the new Center for Applied Quanutm Science, an entity within the Oregon Center for Optical, Molecular, and Quantum Science.

More in information can be found at the UO news site Around the O.

Building a quantum computer from the top down: massive-scale entanglement in the quantum optical frequency comb

Date: 
May 23, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Professor Olivier Pfister
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Virginia

Quantum computing (QC) offers revolutionary promises of scientific and societal importance, based on its exponential speedup of particular tasks: on the one hand, Peter Shor's algorithm for factoring integers would render RSA encryption obsolete — why QC’s funded; on the other hand, Richard Feynman's quantum simulator would allow us to tackle currently intractable quantum chemistry problems (nitrogen fixation, carbon sequestration) as well as quantum physics ones (high-Tc superconductivity) — why we’re doing, or trying to do, QC.

Significant-loophole-free test of local realism with entangled photons

Date: 
June 1, 2016 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Marissa Giustina
Speaker's Institution: 
Vienna Center for Quantum Science

Local realism is the worldview in which physical properties of objects exist independently of measurement and where physical influences cannot travel faster than the speed of light. Bell’s theorem states that this worldview is incompatible with the predictions of quantum mechanics, as is expressed in Bell’s inequalities. Previous experiments convincingly supported the quantum predictions. Yet, every experiment requires assumptions that provide loopholes for a local realist explanation. Here, we report a Bell test that closes the most significant of these loopholes simultaneously.

TBD

Date: 
October 10, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Speaker: 
Daniel B. Turner
Speaker's Institution: 
New York University

Ion Solvation in Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids: Viscosity vs. Ordering

Date: 
April 4, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Amr Tamimi
Speaker's Institution: 
Stanford University

Due to their structure, ionic liquids exhibit additional levels of ordering beyond those found in common molecular liquids. Polarized 2D IR and pump-probe experiments have been conducted on a molecular anion probe in a series of room-temperature ionic liquids with various cation alkyl chain-lengths. The analysis of these ultrafast experiments characterizes the effects of the growing viscosity and polar-apolar ordering on ion solvation and ionic liquid structure and dynamics

Name Change and Broadened Focus for Optics at Oregon

The Oregen Center for Optical, Molecular and Quantum Science (formerly Oregon Center for Optics) has broadened it's focus and membership. The center seeks to expand beyond optical science into spectroscopy, quantum science and more interdisciplinary optics related research and teaching. The center has added new members in chemistry and physics.

Career Seminar

Date: 
February 29, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Stephanie Majewski

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