Events

QUEST KICK-OFF MEETING June 13-15, 2017


SEMINARS

  • 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 …
  • Anderson localization in nanophotonic structures
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Hanan Herzig Sheinfux (Moti Segev's group), Technion Date :  03/05/2017 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano – 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  Anderson localization is a cornerstone of our understanding of the interaction of light with disorder. But in the deep subwavelength regime, all photonic transport effects, including Anderson localization, become trivialized and effective medium theory should take over. T …
  • Landau – Zener interferometry in multilevel systems
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Mikhail N. Kiselev, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy Date :  19/04/2017 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano – 9th Floor Seminar room Abstract:    We propose a universal approach to Landau-Zener (LZ) problem in a multilevel system. The problem is formulated in terms of generators of SU(N) algebra and maps the Hamiltonian onto the effective anisotropic pseudospin (N-1)/2 model. The vecto …
  • Rate conservation in photoluminescence at elevated temperatures offers new thermodynamic ideas for solar cells
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Prof. Carmel Rotschild, Technion Date :  29/03/2017 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano – 9th Floor Seminar room Abstract:  Nimrod Kruger­, Matej Kurtulik, Assaf Manor, Tamilarasan Sabapathy and Carmel Rotschild Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion − Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel The radiance of thermal emission, as described by Planck’s law, depends only on the emissivi …