Events

QUEST KICK-OFF MEETING June 13-15, 2017


SEMINARS

  • 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 …