Presentation Technologies for the Research Scientist

Date: 
April 8, 2013 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Brandy Todd
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Oregon

We will explore new technologies that researchers have available for improving scientific presentations.  Specific topics covered will include:

Using smart board technologies

Prezi zooming presentation software

Word clouds

Using High-Power, Pulsed Lasers to Generate Hot, Dense Environments

Date: 
March 1, 2013 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Speaker: 
Thomas Donnelley
Speaker's Institution: 
Harvey Mudd College

When they where first invented in 1960, someone quipped that "Lasers are a solution waiting for a problem."  That challenge has been met so effectively that today lasers are ubiquitous in everyday life, to say nothing of their presence in laboratories.  A series of scientific, engineering, and material-science breakthroughs have allowed lasers to become ever more powerful, and today laser pulses are produced which reach a peak power in excess of 1 PW (10^15 W).  I will discuss some of the basic ideas used to build these high-power lasers, and then will describe work that we have done using

Micro-devices and optics for applications in sensing, imaging and energy conversion

Date: 
February 18, 2013 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Stanley Pau
Speaker's Institution: 
College of Optical Sciences - University of Arizona

Chemistry Rotation Talks

Date: 
January 7, 2013 -
1:45pm to 4:15pm
Speaker: 
Chemistry Students
Speaker's Institution: 
UO Chemistry Department

Symmetric minimal quantum tomography by successive measurements

Date: 
October 15, 2012 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Amir Kalev
Speaker's Institution: 
Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore

We will consider the implementation of a symmetric informationally complete probability-operator measurements (SIC POM) in the Hilbert space of a d-level system by a two-step measurement process: a diagonal-operator measurement with high-rank outcomes, followed by a rank-1 measurement in a basis chosen in accordance with the result of the first measurement.

Laser Alignment in Complex Media

Date: 
September 24, 2012 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Tamar Seideman
Speaker's Institution: 
Northwestern University

Nonadiabatic alignment is a coherent approach to control over the spatial properties of molecules, wherein a short, moderately-intense laser pulse is applied to populate a broad rotational wavepacket with fascinating properties. In the limit of small isolated molecules, nonadiabatic alignment has evolved in recent years into an active field of theoretical and experimental research with a rich variety of applications.

OCO Fall Retreat 2012

Date: 
September 10, 2012 - 9:00am to September 11, 2012 - 4:30pm

Set in the beautiful vineyards of King Estate Winery, this year's schedule is packed full with guest, faculty and student speakers! 

We have 4 outside guest speakers to include Theresa Lynn (Harvey Mudd College), Sayantani Ghosh (UC Merced), Phillip Hemmer (Texas A&M) and Nien-hui Ge (UC Irvine). Additionally, Andrew Marcus will give a full length talk, there will be student talks by Andrew Golter, Xiaolu Cheng, Dash Vitullo, Megan Ray, and Jonathan Mackrory as well as a student poster session.

20 years of SESAM modelocked lasers - a success story

Date: 
October 17, 2012 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Ursula Keller
Speaker's Institution: 
ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Multifunctional Cylindrical Nanoobjects: From ALD Growth towards Physical Model Systems

Date: 
April 16, 2012 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Kornelius Nielsch
Speaker's Institution: 
Institute of Applied Physics, University of Hamburg, Germamy

Improving Science Education

Date: 
December 13, 2011 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Elly Vandegrift
Speaker's Institution: 
University Teaching and Learning Center, University of Oregon

Recent media attention has focused on the low scores that American math and science students receive on international tests compared to students from other nations.  Anecdotally, some UO students report that they are scared of science courses and dread fulfilling their university science requirements.

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