Seminars

  • The National Quantum Communications System at HUJI
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Dr. Simcha Korenblit, Hebrew University Date :  20/11/2019 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nanotechnology center, 9th floor semina room Abstract:  The Quantum Information Science Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has won a NIS 7.5 million tender from the Government of Israel to build a deployable demonstration of a Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) system. In this talk I will first present what is a QKD system, …
  • Quantum Metasurfaces for Photonic Many-Body Entanglement
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Dr. Rivka Bekenstein, Harvard University (Lukin group) Date :  13/11/2019 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nanotechnology center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  Entanglement generation is a crucial ingredient for the realization of future quantum technologies, and requires high fidelity quantum gates between atomic and photonic qubits. I will describe the novel concept of quantum metasurfaces which allows for the gen …
  • An alternate route to complexity: Trade-off between transcriptome plasticity and genome evolution in cephalopods
    Seminar:  Colloquium QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Eli Eisenberg. Tel Aviv University Date :  17/06/2019 – 10:30 Place:  Physics 301 Abstract:    RNA editing is a post-transcriptional process that allows for diversification of proteomes beyond the genomic blueprint, a phenomenon called "recoding". However, it is infrequently used among animals for this purpose. I will review the state-of-the-art understanding of recoding by editing, and discuss at le …
  • Molecules in a Quantum-Optical Flask
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Tal Shwartz, Tel Aviv University Date :  20/06/2019 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano Center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  Interactions of molecules with light play a fundamental role in nature, where photons usually act on the molecules and drive chemical reactions and other processes. However, when confined to sub-wavelength regions, the interaction with light can be enhanced up to the point where the quantum …
  • The ultrafast path of circularly polarized high-order harmonics: from the first demonstrations to photon-hungry applications
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Dr. Ofer Kfir, University of Göttingen Date :  26/06/2019 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano Center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:      Generation of high harmonics of light fields had led to numerous scientific and technological advancements since its discovery 30 years ago, including attosecond spectroscopy of atoms, molecules and condensed matter and table-top high-resolution imaging of nanostructures …
  • Room temperature optomechanical squeezing
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Dr. Nancy Agrawal, LIGO – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Date :  26/05/2019 – 14:00 – 15:00 Place:  Nano Center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  Quantum fluctuations of light impose a fundamental limit precision optical measurements, laser interferometric detection of gravitational waves (GWs), for example. Current generation GW detectors are limited by quantum noise and plan to improve …
  • Future of Analog Quantum Computing: Hopes and Hinderances
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Itay Hen, Information Sciences Institute (ISI), University of Southern California Date :  01/05/2019 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano Center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  It is yet unclear whether even ideal analog quantum machines can perform computational tasks faster than their classical counterparts. I will discuss the results of several recent studies that suggest the existence of several fundamental limi …