Mind the gap: quantum effects and optical-frequency magnetism in plasmonic particle junctions

Date: 
March 12, 2015 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Jennifer Dionne
Speaker's Institution: 
Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

 

Generation, manipulation and measurement of quantum light: From quantum physics to technology

Date: 
February 27, 2015 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Brian Smith
Speaker's Institution: 
Oxford, UK

The abilities to accurately create, manipulate and characterize quantum systems are essential for fundamental tests of quantum physics and realization of emergent quantum-enhanced technologies. Optical quantum systems offer unique capabilities in their low decoherence rates at room temperature and relative ease of control, making them ideally suited as proving grounds of quantum applications and foundations. However, a key challenge is associated with photon-photon interaction.

Studying superfluidity in cold-atom circuits

Date: 
January 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to January 23, 2015 - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Steve Eckel
Speaker's Institution: 
Joint Quantum Institute NIST/UMD
Thursday, January 22 - 4:00
Collouqium
Friday, January 23 - 10:00
Research Talk

Moving the Frequency Comb Out of the Metrology Lab

Date: 
February 23, 2015 - 4:00pm to February 24, 2015 - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Laura Sinclair

Colloquium

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
4:00pm
100 Willamette
 

Research Talk

Tuesday, February 24th, 2014
4:00pm

SPECIAL TIME AND LOCATION - Quantum control of atoms, ions, and nuclei

Date: 
January 16, 2015 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Christian Schneider
Cold atoms and ions provide an interesting playground for a
variety of measurements of fundamental physics.  Using RF traps, experiments
become possible with both large ensembles of ions, e.g. in cold chemistry, and
few/single ions, such as in quantum computations/simulations or optical clocks,
where ultimate quantum control is required.  In the first part of the talk,
recent results from our work on cold chemistry and cold molecular ions using a

Exciton-Polaritons and Localized Surface Plasmons: Light-Matter Interactions at Different Scales

Date: 
January 29, 2015 - 4:00pm to January 30, 2015 - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Esther Wertz
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Michigan

Colloquium

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

TBD

Date: 
February 9, 2015 (All day)
Speaker: 
Bill Phillips

TBD

Marcus Elected APS Fellow

OCO Faculty Member Andrew Marcus has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

The APS is a non-profit organiztion working to "advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities."  The APS was founded in 1899 and has a membership of 50,000.

APS fellows are members deemed to have made "exceptional contributions" to the discipline of physics.  Fellows are nominated by peers and elected by a comittee.  

The right place at the right time: uncovering the mechanisms that lead to spatiotemporal structure and organization in the bacterial cell.

Date: 
February 2, 2015 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Nathan Kuwada
Speaker's Institution: 
Department of Physics and Department of Bioengineering University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Spatial control is essential to the biological function of the cell. From gene expression to cell division, the cell must precisely localize sub-cellular machinery to well-defined locations at specific times during the cell cycle using only a molecular toolkit. Even the tiny bacterial cell displays a high level of spatiotemporal control without the use of membrane-bound organelles or cytoskeletal motor proteins.

Delayed New Date TBD - Ultrafast transient absorption revisited: Watching molecular vibrations in photosynthetic light-harvesting complexes

Date: 
December 1, 2014 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Speaker: 
Jeffrey Cina
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Oregon

Molecular vibrations, along with the motion of protein- or solvent-host atoms, are known to exert important influence over the time-course of electronic excitation transfer in both model complexes and photosynthetic light-harvesting antennas.

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