Past Events

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Hannes Pichler (Harvard University)
We propose and analyze a deterministic protocol to generate two-dimensionally entangled photonic states using a single quantum emitter coupled to a 1D waveguide. I will show that delayed quantum feedback dramatically expands the class of achievable quantum states in such settings and in particular... Read More »
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 8:30pm
Duke Teaching Observatory
Join Duke physics department members for stargazing through our 10" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes at the Duke Teaching Observatory. We will point the telescopes at interesting objects in the sky and discuss what we know about the objects we observe, and how we know it. All welcome. More details... Read More »
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Chun Ning Lau (Ohio State University)
Low-dimensional materials constitute an exciting and unusually tunable platform for investigation of electronic interactions. Here I will present our results on integer and fractional quantum Hall states of high quality few-layer phosphorene devices, the unprecedented current carrying capacity of... Read More »
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Adolfo del Campo (University of Massachusetts Boston)
Tailoring the far from equilibrium dynamics of quantum matter is an open problem at the frontiers of physics. Yet, it is also a necessity for the development of quantum science and technology.Conventional adiabatic protocols are ubiquitously exploited for the manipulation and control of quantum... Read More »
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 4:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Evangeline J. Downie (George Washington University)
"The Proton Radius: Are We Really Still Puzzled?" - In 2010, the CREMA collaboration reported their measurement of the proton radius using muonic hydrogen spectroscopy, which was far more precise than, but completely incompatible with, the accepted value. This has become known as the "Proton Radius... Read More »
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 3:30pm
Raleigh, NC
Speaker: Soren Schlichting (INT,University of Washington)
We develop a macroscopic description of the space-time evolution of the Quark-Gluon plasma (QGP) during the pre-equilibrium stage of a high-energy heavy-ion collision. Based on an effective kinetic description of the microscopic equilibration process, we calculate the non-equilibrium evolution of... Read More »
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
French Family Science Center 2231
Speaker: Charles Kane (UPenn)
"Topological Phases of Matter" - Matter can arrange itself in the most ingenious ways. In addition to the solid, liquid and gas phases that are familiar in classical physics, quantum mechanics enables the existence of electronic phases of matter that can have both exotic and useful properties.... Read More »
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Charles L. Kane (University of Pennsylvania)
Topological superconductivity is a topic of current interest because of its potential for providing a method to reliably store and manipulate quantum information. The most basic topological superconductor has an underlying Ising topological order, in which zero energy Majorana quasiparticle states... Read More »
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 4:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: John Schotland (University of Michigan)
"Inverse Problems in Optical Imaging" - One of the grand challenges in biomedical science is to develop effective methods for optical imaging. In this talk I will review recent work on related inverse problems for the Boltzmann transport equation and fast image reconstruction algorithms for large... Read More »
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
Physics 278
Speaker: Dan Pershey, Caltech
NOvA is a two-detector, long-baseline experiment designed to measurethe rate of electron neutrino appearance in the narrow-band, off-axisNuMI beam of muon neutrinos. We will discuss recent results from thejoint analysis of muon neutrino disappearance and electron neutrinoappearance. The dataset... Read More »