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.

Marcus Receives Faculty Excellence Award

Professor Andrew Marcus of the Oregon Center for Optics and Department of Chemistry has been selected to recieve a Fund for Faculty Excllence Award for 2014-2015.

Shared vibrations: How photosynthetic light harvesting approaches 100% efficiency

Date: 
November 17, 2014 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
David Jonas
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Colorado

In photosynthesis, light is harvested by antenna proteins that can transfer the electronic excitation energy to a reaction center with near unit quantum efficiency.  The remarkable efficiency of these energy transfer processes has been a mystery for over 50 years, and recent two-dimensional (2D) spectroscopy experiments have found signatures attributed to electronic coherence; it is puzzling that these signatures persist for

Physics Career Seminar

Date: 
October 27, 2014 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Stephanie Majewski
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Oregon

Exploring Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics in the Undergraduate Laboratory

Date: 
October 13, 2014 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Mark Beck
Speaker's Institution: 
Department of Physics, Whitman College

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Physics Career Seminar

Date: 
April 21, 2014 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Stephanie Majewski
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Oregon

Wang Named to Serve on Optica Editorial Board

Professor Hailin Wang will serve as a member of the "renowned" editorial boad for the new Optical Soc

iety of America (OSA) high-impact, open-access journal.  The new journal, Titled Optica will focus on cutting edge optics and photonics research.  It will be publiched online only.  The first issue will be released in July.  

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