Events

QUEST KICK-OFF MEETING June 13-15, 2017


SEMINARS

  • Analyzing quantum foundations and applications with single photon experiments
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Dr. Eliahu Cohen, H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol Date :  01/11/2017 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano-center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  Quantum optics experiments employing a single photon source, as well as a single photon detector, allow us to probe the foundations of quantum theory. In the last few years I have designed a line of experiments based on weak measurements [1] for this pu …
  • Anomalous Hall effect with massive Dirac fermions
    Seminar:  Condensed Matter Resnick seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Dr. Pavel Ostrovsky, Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart Date :  02/10/2017 – 12:00 Place:  Reznik building, seminar room Abstract:  The anomalous Hall effect arises in systems with both spin-orbit coupling and magnetization. We study the minimal model of the anomalous Hall effect based on the massive Dirac Hamiltonian and consider two  limiting cases of weak (Gaussian) and strong ( …
  • Spin Configurations in Quasi- One Dimensional Semiconductor Channels
    Seminar:  Special Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Sir Michael Pepper Date :  03/07/2017 – 12:00 Place:  Resnick Building room 210 Abstract:  It will be shown that the well known technique of Magnetic Focussing can be used to probe the spin configuration in a one dimensional electron channel. Spin polarization occurs which can be controlled by geometry, the relation to the 0.7 structure will be discussed. When the confinement is relaxed a single line of electr …
  • Spin Fluctuations and Entanglement
    Seminar:  Condensed Matter Resnick seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Ari Turner (Technion) Date :  25/05/2017 – 12:30 – 13:30 Place:  Nano (#206) – 9th floor Abstract:  I will compare the effects of quantum and thermal fluctuations in a spin chain by calculating the probability distribution for spin fluctuations in a segment. The calculation will use the concept of an "entanglement Hamiltonian." The entanglement Hamiltonian can be used to identify top …
  • Phase-sensitive Quantum CARS beyond the classical limit
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Yoad Michael, Bar Ilan Date :  24/05/2017 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nanotechnology center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  The Raman spectrum of a sample provides information about the sample's molecular content, with each individual molecule contributing its own typical "fingerprint" spectrum. However, the sensitivity of Raman Scattering as a spectroscopic method is limited by the relatively weak …
  • Interacting fermions under spin-orbit coupling
    Seminar:  Condensed Matter Resnick seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Jun Ye (JILA) Date :  11/05/2017 – 14:00 – 15:00 Place:  Physics 301 Abstract:  Jun Ye JILA, National Institute of Standards and Technology and University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0440, USA   Engineered spin–orbit coupling (SOC) in cold atom systems can shed light to synthetic materials and complex condensed matter phenomena. We demonstrate that SOC between fermions can …
  • Nonlinearity Engineering: from mode-locked lasers to orchestrating self-assembly
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Prof. Ömer Ilday, Bilkent University, Turkey Date :  10/05/2017 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nanotechnology center – 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  Looking at how structure and functionality arise in Nature, the role of emergent phenomena is evident and ubiquitous, from pattern formation in a sand pile, all the way up, in complexity, to the primate brain. In contrast, we rarely see deliberate use of these princip …