Physics Colloquium - Special Date and time

February 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
Laura Jeanty
Speaker's Institution: 
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Talk to be held in 123 Pacific Hall

See a preview of this talk on the Physics Department web site.

Characterizing and engineering photonic quantum sources

March 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
Gina Lorenz
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Quantum computing and quantum communication applications often require the carriers of information, or qubits, to have specific properties. Photonic quantum states are good information carriers because they travel fast and are robust to environmental fluctuations, but characterizing and engineering photons to have just the right properties is still a challenge. I will present our demonstration of a stimulated-emission-based technique for measuring correlations of photon-pair states.


February 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
Barry Sanders
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Calgary


Special Day and Time

Tragic loss of two UO Physics PhDs

Former UO Physics graduate students Shannon O’Leary (2008 PhD, Hailin Wang advisor) and Adam Clausen (2007 PhD, Jim Isenberg advisor) were killed in an automobile accident on Dec 26. Their 4 year old son Felix survived the crash.

Click here for the report from the Oregonian.

Día Festivo de Ópticos

El grupo estudiantil de la Asociación de Óptica presenta:
Día Festivo de Ópticos

Están invitados a celebrar el centenario de la Asociación de Óptica (OSA).

  • Fecha: sábado, diciembre 3, 2016 1:00-4:00pm
  • Lugar: Willamette Hall en la Universidad de Oregon

¡Todos están invitados a este evento y es gratis!

Optics Holiday Bash

The UO Student Chapter of the OSA presents:
Optics Holiday Bash

You’re invited to celebrate The Optical Society’s 100th Anniversary at the Optics Holiday Bash!

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

June 20, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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.