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Events 2016-2017



Beginning Academic year 2016-2017, 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 2016-17:  AUT 2016-17 organized by Professor Jonathan Fan; WIN 2016-17 organized by Professor Tony F. Heinz; SPR 2016-17 organized by Professor Pierre Khuri-Yakub (Sponsored by the Dept. of Applied Physics and Ginzton Laboratory)
  • AMO Subseries:  Organized by Professor Jason Hogan (Sponsored by the Depts. of Applied Physics and Physics).  1st Monday of the month.  

SPRING 2016-17

April 03, 2017--AMO Subseries Talk

  • Thomas Juffmann, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, ENS, Paris
  • Title: Multi-Pass Microscopy-Approaching Heisenberg Limited Sensitivity in Optical and Electron Microscopy

April 10, 2017 

  • Dr. Mehdi Moradi, IBM, Almaden Research Center
  • Title: Bringing Medical Imaging Into the Era of Big Data

April 17, 2017 

  • Professor James Greenleaf, May Clinic College of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Title: Measurement of Viscoelasticity with Ultrasound

April 24, 2017 

  • Professor Stephen Baccus, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University
  • Title: Ultrasonic Neurostimulation in the Retina

May 01, 2017--AMO Subseries Talk

  • Professor Ehud Altman, Physics Department, UC Berkeley 
  • Title: Quantum thermalization and many-body localization: new insights from theory and experiments with ultra-cold atoms   

May 08, 2017

  • Professor Kathy Ferrara, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis
  • Title: Image-Guided Nandelivery: Current and Developing Technologies

May 15, 2017 

  • Professor Kim Butts Pauly, Departments of Radiology, Bioengineering, and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Title: Transcranial Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound

May 22, 2017 

  • Professor Amin Arbabian, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Title: On the Relationship Between Nyguist Rate and Healthcare: Silicon Systems to Close the Sub-Sampling Gap in Health Screening and Monitoring

May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day Holiday - No Talk

June 05, 2017 --AMO Subseries Talk

  • Christian Gross, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
  • Title: Quantum Gas Microscopes-From Textbook Experiments to New Frontiers

WINTER 2016-17

January 09, 2017 (AMO)

  • Cindy Regal, JILA Fellow and Associate Professor of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Title: Improving Broadband Displacement Detection via Correclations with a Mechanical Membrane

January 16, 2017--Martin Luther King Holiday-No Talk

January 23, 2017 (AP483)

  • Changhuei Yang, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering and Medical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • Title: Focusing Light Into Biological Tissues With Wavefront Shaping

January 30, 2017 (AP483)

  • Xiaoyang Zhu, Professor of Chemistry, Columbia University
  • Title: Polarons, Polaritons, and the Lead Halide Perovskite Puzzle

February 06, 2017 (AMO)

  • Emine Altuntas, Graduate Student in Professor David DeMille Group, Yale University
  • Title: Nuclear Spin Dependent Parity Violation in Diatomic Molecules

February 13, 2017 (AP483)

  • David Miller, Professor of Electrical Engineering and by courtesy of Applied Physics
  • Title: Saving Energy in Information Processing and Communications with Attojoule Optoelectronics and Optics

February 20, 2017--Holiday Week, No Talk

February 27, 2017 (AP483)

  • Feng Wang, Associate Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Title: Emerging Phenomena in van der Whaals Heterostructures

March 06, 2017 (AMO)

  • Naceur Gaaloul, Institut für Quantenoptik, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
  • Title: Quantum tests of fundamental physics theories in micro-gravity and space

March 13, 2017 (AP483)

  • Sayeef Salahuddin, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
  • Title: Quest for Energy Efficiency in Computing Technologies

AUTUMN 2016-17

September 26, 2016

  • Connie Chang-Hasnain, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, UC Berkeley
  • Title: Flat Photonics Using High Contrast Metastructures

October 3, 2016- AMO Seminar

  • Adi Natan, Research Assoc-Experimental, SLAC, Stanford University
  • Title: Self-referenced Coherent Diffractive Immaging

October 10, 2016

  • Andrea Alu, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • Title: Extreme Wave Manipulation and Control with Metasuraces

October 17, 2016

  • Jesse Wodin, SRI International
  • Title: Progress on the Development of an Opto-Mechanical Gravity Gradiometer

October 24, 2016

  • Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania
  • Title: Low-Index Photonics

October 31, 2016

  • Guarav Bahl, Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Title: Exploring Nonreciprocity and Induced Chirality for Light and Sound With Optomechanical Interactions 

November 7, 2016-AMO Seminar

  • Andrei Derevianko, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Title: Search for Ultralight Dark Matter With GPS and Networks of Precision Measurement Tools 

November 14, 2016

  • Rajesh Menon, Laboratory for Optical Nanotechnologies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah
  • Title: Topological Optimization Enables Multifunctional Integrated Photonics

November 21, 2016-Holiday Week (no talk)

November 28, 2016

  • Changhuei Yang, Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech
  • Title: Focusing Light into Biological Tissues With Wavefront Shaping

December 05, 2016- AMO Seminar

  • John Kitching, NIST
  • Title: Chip-Scale Atomic Devices: Miniature Precision Instruments Using Atoms, Lasers, and MEMS 

December 12, 2016

  • Doug Natelson, Chair, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University
  • Title: Nanoscale Junctions: Photothermoelectricity and Hot Electrons