Events Archive

Coherent Manipulations with Ultrafast Pulses and Trapped Ions: Special Seminar given by Wes Campbell
Tue, Feb 8, 2011, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
The field of quantum information science promises computational methods that are more efficient than classical algorithms for certain calculations. In particular, the use of a well-controlled quantum system to simulate computationally-intense quantum many-body problems is likely to produce nontrivial results in the next couple of years. While…
Quantum Information with Atoms and Light- Given by Steven Olmschenk
Fri, Feb 4, 2011, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
Abstract: Rapid progress in coherent control of single trapped atomic ions and ensembles of ultracold atoms in optical lattices has enabled more precise atomic physics measurements, a probe of fundamental quantum physics, and progress towards quantum information processing. Here I present recent results on approaches to quantum information with…
Special Seminar - Itay Yavin - "Very Weak Interactions"
Tue, Feb 1, 2011, 3:00 pm4:00 pm
Abstract: What lies beyond the Standard Model of particle physics? Are there very weakly interacting forms of matter and forces waiting to be discovered? In this talk I will describe some of the efforts underway to detect very weakly interacting particles, from dark matter to new forces. I will discuss recent observations and their theoretical…
Dr. Benjamin Lev - Exploring Strongly Correlated Matter with Exotic Atoms, Atom Chips, and Cavity QED
Tue, Feb 1, 2011, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
Advances in the quantum manipulation of ultracold atomic gases are opening a new frontier in the quest to better understand strongly correlated matter. By exploiting the long-range and anisotropic character of the dipole-dipole interaction, we hope to create novel forms of quantum mesophases, states of quantum soft matter intermediate between…
David Weld - Thermometry and Cooling with Ultracold Spin Mixtures in Optical Lattices
Wed, Jan 19, 2011, 1:30 pm3:30 pm
Abstract: Ultracold atoms in optical lattices are expected to exhibit correlated magnetic quantum phases, but only below a Curie or Néel temperature which is typically less than 1 nanoKelvin. Realization and measurement of this low temperature is the most challenging obstacle on the path towards observation of quantum magnetism in lattice-trapped…
Sepcial Seminar - David Weld
Wed, Jan 19, 2011, 1:30 pmFri, Jan 14, 2011, 3:30 pm

The Scientist in Society, Jeremiah Ostriker
Fri, Jan 7, 2011, 3:30 pm5:00 pm
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Dan Ward
Fri, Dec 17, 2010, 3:00 pm4:00 pm
Speaker: Dan Ward Affiliation: Rice Title: Electrical and Optical Characterization of Molecular Nanojunctions Abstract: Electrical conduction at the single molecule scale has been studied extensively with molecular nanojunctions. However, our understanding is hindered by a lack of methods for simultaneous local imaging or spectroscopy to…
Neutrino Detection with Liquid Argon - Joshua Spitz Yale University PFEP SEMINAR
Wed, Dec 15, 2010, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) technol-ogy offers exceptional position resolution, total-absorption calorimetry, scalability, and efficient particle identification for neutrino detection. ArgoNeuT, a 170 liter LArTPC neu-trino detector set in the NuMI neutrino beamline at Fermilab, has recently collected thousands of low energy (~3…
Publishing and Data Rights: Ethics and Good Practive, Jill Knapp
Fri, Dec 10, 2010, 3:30 pmFri, Nov 12, 2010, 6:00 pm

Ofer Firstenberg
Wed, Dec 8, 2010, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Speaker: Ofer Firstenberg Affiliation: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Title: Diffusion and Diffraction of Polaritons in Atomic Media Abstract: We investigate the non-local optical response in a medium of diffusing atoms, where the spectra exhibit motional broadening and narrowing features. Light-matter polaritons traversing the…
Grants and Financial Issues, Stewart Smith
Fri, Nov 12, 2010, 3:30 pm6:00 pm

First & Second Year Grad Students
Errors, Negligence and Misconduct - Curt Callan
Fri, Oct 15, 2010, 3:30 pm6:00 pm

First & Second Year Graduate Students
Or Sattath, "A Quantum Lovasz Local Lemma"
Thu, Jun 10, 2010, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

ABSTRACT: The Lovasz Local Lemma is a powerful tool in probability theory to show the existence of combinatorial objects meeting a prescribed collection of ``weakly dependent" criteria. We present a quantum generalization of this result, which replaces probabilities with a weaker notion of relative dimension and allows to lower bound the…