Past Events

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Michel Devoret (Yale University)
"Superconducting Quantum Circuits" The principles of quantum mechanics were introduced about a hundred years ago to explain the properties of microscopic systems like atoms and molecules. Recently, macroscopic systems in the form of electrical circuits containing billions of atoms have attained... Read More »


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 3:30pm
Chapel Hill N.C.
Speaker: Joaquin Drut (UNC)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Ana Maria Rey (JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder)
"Building with Crystals of Light and Quantum Matter: From Clocks to Computers" Understanding the behavior of interacting electrons in solids or liquids is at the heart of modern quantum science and necessary for technological advances. However, the complexity of their interactions generally... Read More »


Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 3:30pm
Raleigh N.C.
Speaker: Mithat Unsal (NC State)
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 3:00pm
Physics 119
Speaker: Marcus Spradlin, Brown University
Duke - UNC joint seminar at Duke.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Gleb M. Akselrod
Gleb M. Akselrod (Duke University): Control of the radiative properties of emitters such as molecules, quantum dots, and color centers is central to nanophotonic and quantum optical devices, including lasers and single photon sources. Plasmonic cavities and nanoantennas can strongly modify the... Read More »
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 4:00pm
Chapel Hill N.C.
Speaker: Joaquin Drut (UNC Chapel Hill)
Location: UNC Chapel Hill, Phillips 277 The calculation of the entanglement properties of strongly coupled many-body systems, in particular Renyi and von Neumann entropies, continues to be an active research area with many open questions. In this talk, I will outline the challenges and describe... Read More »
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Jonathan Bares
The problems of solid fractures and granular media have occupied physicists and engineers for centuries. These phenomenons are classically addressed within the framework of continuum and discrete mechanics. Still, in both cases, stress concentration at the local scale along with intrinsic... Read More »
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 3:30pm
Physics Faculty Lounge
Speaker: K. T. Chao (Beijing)
Among the discovered new hadron XYZ states, the X(3872) might be the most elusive one. In this talk, I will briefly review the possible explanations of X(3872), and put stress on its production at hadron colliders. Based on the calculation in nonrelativistic QCD, we argue that a substantial $\chi_... Read More »
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 1:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Chung-Hou Chung (NCTU,Taiwan)
The resonant-level model is a paradigmatic quantum system which serves as a basis for many other quantum impurity models. We provide a comprehensive analysis of the non-equilibrium transport near a quantum phase transition in a spinless dissipative resonant-level model [1-4]. A detailed derivation... Read More »