Seminars

  • Strong repulsive and attractive interactions in correlated dipolar quantum fluids
    Seminar:  Condensed Matter Resnick seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Ronen Rapaport (Weizmann) Date :  10/01/2019 – 12:30 – 13:30 Place:  Nano (206), 9th floor Abstract:  Quantum fluids of matter with long range, anisotropic interactions display rich emergent collective phenomena. A prominent example is the dipole-dipole interaction, which has recently been addressed by a growing community, both from atomic physics as well as from condensed matter physics, with …
  • Imaging Topological Materials
    Seminar:  Colloquium QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Jenny Hoffman, Harvard Universtiy, USA Date :  14/01/2019 – 10:30 Place:  Physics 301 Abstract:      Today’s electronic technology – the pixels on the screen and the process to print the words on the page – are all made possible by the controlled motion of an electron’s charge. In the last decade, the discovery of topological band insulators with robust spin-polarized surface state …
  • Observation of stimulated Hawking radiation in an optical analogue
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Yehonathan Drori, Weizmann Institute of Science Date :  02/01/2019 – 14:00 – 15:00 Place:  Nano Center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  Hawking radiation, the quantum emission of light from black holes, is too weak to be measured from known astrophysical sources. However, experimental observations can be made in laboratory settings using analogue systems. In such systems, the space-time geometry of the event …
  • Robust high resolution MRI by spatiotemporal encoding
    Seminar:  Condensed Matter Resnick seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Lucio Frydmann (Weizmann) Date :  03/01/2019 – 12:30 – 13:30 Place:  Nano (206), 9th floor Abstract:  Over the last decade we have introduced and perfected so-called spatiotemporal encoding (SPEN) methodologies to collect multidimensional NMR spectra and images in a single scan. This talk will focus on the new spin physics underlying these methodologies, and on the potential of these technique …
  • The transverse flow of entropy in solids and electronic topology
    Seminar:  Colloquium QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Kamran Behnia, CNRS & ESPCI France Date :  07/01/2019 – 10:30 Place:  Physics 301 Abstract:  In the semiclassical picture of thermal and thermoelectric transport, heat-carrying quasi-particles such as electrons and phonons are scattered after traveling a finite distance. The two signatures of this picture are the Wiedemann-Franz law and Mott’s formula. The first part of this talk reviews our present pictu …
  • Driven-dissipative dynamics with trapped ions and qubit-arrays
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Dr. Haggai Landa, Institut de Physique Théorique, Univ. Paris-Saclay (Physics Candidate) Date :  26/12/2018 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano Center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  Coming out of a hot oven, a trapped ion can be cooled by light down to a thousandth degree above Kelvin just by applying radiation pressure. Despite this reality, existing theories of the cooling dynamics are mostly limited to the …
  • Wavefront shaping of spatially entangled photons
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Prof. Yaron Bromberg, Racah Institute of Physics at the Hebrew University Date :  19/12/2018 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano Center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:    n recent years, we are witnessing rapid developments of quantum technologies in a wide range of applications, including cryptography, spectroscopy, sensing, and imaging. However, the implementation of quantum technologies in real-world scenari …