Seminars

  • 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 …
  • COHERENT ELECTRICAL CONTROL OF A SINGLE HIGH-SPIN NUCLEUS IN SILICON
    Seminar:  Special Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Andrea Morello – UNSW Date :  15/04/2019 – 11:00 – 12:00 Place:  Nano Building 9th floor Abstract:  Nuclear magnetic resonance is a key analytical tool for physics, chemistry and medicine. It relies upon applying a combination of a static magnetic field to split the nuclear energy levels, and an oscillating magnetic field to induce transitions between them. Alternatively, for nuclei with quantum number I > …
  • Imaging with scattered light
    Seminar:  Colloquium QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Ori Katz, Hebrew University Date :  08/04/2019 – 10:30 Place:  Physics 301 Abstract:  Random scattering of light in complex samples such as biological tissue renders most objects opaque to optical imaging techniques, diffusing every focused beam into a complicated speckle pattern. However, although random, scattering is a deterministic process, and it can be undone and also exploited by controlling the incident opt …