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Events 2016-2017

Beginning Academic year 2015-2016, please join us at Spilker room 232 every Monday afternoon from 4 pm for the AP 483 & Ginzton Lab, and AMO Seminar Series. 

Refreshments begin at 4 pm, seminar at 4:15 pm.

  • AP483 Optics and Electronics 2015-16:  AUT 2015-16 organized by Professor Amin Safavi-Naeini; WIN 2015-16 organized by Professor David A.B. Miller; SPR 2015-16 organized by Professors Robert L. Byer and Martin Fejer (Sponsored by the Dept. of Applied Physics and Ginzton Laboratory)
  • AMO Subseries:  Organized by Professor Monika Schleier-Smith (Sponsored by the Depts. of Applied Physics and Physics).  1st Monday of the month.  Schedule and abstracts for AY 15-16.


SPRING 2015-16

March 28, 2016

  • Brian T. Lantz, Department of Physics, Stanford University
  • Title: How to Detect a Gravitational Wave; a discussion about the Advanced LIGO Interferometers

April 4, 2016: CANCELLED

April 11, 2016

  • Bruce McIntosh, Department of Physics, Stanford University
  • Title: Imaging Extrasolar Planets

April 18, 2016

  • Chan Joshi, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California Los Angeles
  • Title: Accelerators: Past, Present and Future

April 25, 2016 

  • Matthew Evans, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Title: Gravitational Wave Detection with Advanced LIGO

May 02, 2016: AMO Seminar

  • Mark Saffmann, University of Wisconsin
  • Title: Quantum computation with Rydberg atoms: across the periodic table and beyond

May 04, 2016: Special AMO Seminar, 2:30 PM, Spilker 143

  • Arthur La Rooij, University of Amsterdam
  • Title: Towards Quantum Simulation with magnetic lattices

May 09, 2016: AMO Seminar

  • Holger Müller, UC Berkeley
  • Title: Hunting for dark energy in the lab

May 16, 2016 

  • John N. Galayda, Stanford University
  • Title: Present and future of X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers at SLAC and around the world

May 23, 2016- CANCELLED

June 06, 2016: AMO Seminar

  • Cheng Chin, University of Chicago
  • Title: Optical control of atomic interactions at low temperatures


WINTER 2015-16

January 04, 2016-AMO Seminar

  • Alicia Kollar, Lucas Zipp, Stanford University
  • Title: Supermode-Polariton Condensation in a Multimode Cavity QED-BEC System (Alicia Kollar)
  • Title: Probing Ultrafast Electron Dynamics in Atoms and Molecules (Lucas Zipp)

January 11, 2016

  • Ming C. Wu, Professor Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Title: MEMS-Actuated Silicon Photonic Switches--A Path Towards Programmable Si Photonics Circuits

January 18, 2016--Martin Luther King Holiday-No Talk

January 25, 2016

  • Milos Popovic, Assistant Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Title: Photonic Device Design from the Complex Plane to the Microprocessor: Keeping Information, Energy and Entropy Under Control

February 01, 2016-AMO Seminar

  • Irfan Siddiqi, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Title: Unraveling the Quantum Ensemble

February 08, 2016-AMO Seminar

  • John E. Bowers, Director, Institute for Energy Efficiency, Professor of Nanotechnology, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Title: Heterogeneous Silicon Photonics

February 15, 2016--President's Holiday-No Talk

February 22, 2016

  • Shayan Mookherjea, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego
  • Title: Silicon-Plus Photonics for Tomorrow's (Astronomically) Large-Scale Networks

February 29, 2016

  • S. J. Ben Yoo, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis
  • Title: 2D/3D Photonic Integration Technologies for Arbitrary Optical Waveform Generation in Temporal, Spectral, and Spatial Domains


March 11, 2016-AMO Seminar

  • Philipp Treutlein, University of Basel
  • Title: Bell correlations n a Bose-Einstein condensate

March 14, 2016-AMO Seminar

  • Klemens Hammerer, Leibniz University Hannover
  • Title: Entanglement of Matter and Continuous-Wave Light


AUTUMN 2015-16 

September 21, 2015

  • Jeremy O'Brien, Professor, School of Physics, University of Bristol 
  • Title: Photonic Quantum Computing

September 28, 2015

  • John Mamin, Research Staff, IBM Research Division, Almaden Research Center
  • Title: Nanoscale NMR Detection and Imaging with Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers

October 05, 2015  

  • Thaddeus Ladd, Senior Staff Research Physicist, HRL Laboratories, LLC, Malibu, CA
  • Title: Progress in silicon exchange qubits

October 12, 2015: AMO Seminar

  • Andrew Geraci, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Nevada
  • Title: Sensitive force measurements with optically levitated microspheres

October 19, 2015

  • Raphael van Laer, Photonic Research Group, Ghent University, Belgium

  • Title: Towards silicon photonics: harnessing traveling-wave optomechanics in integrated circuits

October 26, 2015

  • Hakan Tureci, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
  • Title: Cavity QED Lattices: A platform to study many-body physics with photons

November 02, 2015:  AMO seminar

  • Eleftherios Goulielmakis, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics 
  • Title: Attosecond Electronics: Tracing and Controlling Electrons in Real Time 

November 09, 2015

  • Ania Bleszynski Jayich, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, UC Santa Barbara
  • Title: Quantum sensing and imaging with diamond spins

November 16, 2015

  • Aash Clerk, Professor, Department of Physics, McGill University, Canada
  • Title: New approaches for realizing topological and non-reciprocal photonic states

November 23, 2015

  • Holiday Week-No talk

November 30, 2015  

  • Darrick Chang, Professor, ICFO
  • Title: Engineering quantum atom-light interactions with photonic crystals

December 07, 2015: AMO Seminar

  • James Thompson, JILA Fellow & Associate Professor, University of Colorado
  • Title: Breaking Quantum and Thermal Limits on Precision Measurements