TBD

Date: 
February 11, 2014 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Yunfeng Xiao
Speaker's Institution: 
Peking University

Graduate Career Seminar

Date: 
November 11, 2013 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Stephanie Majewski
Speaker's Institution: 
UO Physics Department

Experimental Test of Error-Disturbance Uncertainty Relations in Photon Polarization Measurement Keiichi Edamatsu

Date: 
October 3, 2013 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Keiichi Edamatsu
Speaker's Institution: 
Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University

We experimentally test the error-disturbance uncertainty relations exploiting a generalized measurement for a single-photon polarization quit. The test is carried out by linear optical devices that realizes variable measurement strength from a weak measurement to a projection measurement.

OCO Professor Ben McMorran wins hard to get DOE award

UO physicist Benjamin J.

Physical Chemistry Rotation Talks

Date: 
June 10, 2013 -
1:45pm to 4:15pm
Speaker: 
Chemistry Graduate Students
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Oregon

(Im-)Proving Landauer's Principle

Date: 
May 22, 2013 -
11:00am to 12:30pm
Speaker: 
David Reeb
Speaker's Institution: 
Technical University Munich

Landauer's Principle connects information processing and thermodynamics as it enforces a certain amount of heat dissipation during the logically irreversible erasure of information. We formulate in precise mathematical and microscopic terms the minimal setup for Landauer's Principle. Based on this, we give a proof of an improved version of the Principle, which is formulated in terms of an equality rather than inequality.

Physics Career Seminar

Date: 
May 20, 2013 -
3:45pm to 5:15pm

University of Oregon Physics Career Seminar. More information available soon.

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

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