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Monday, February 2, 2015

Atomic giants in a new light: Quantum many-body physics with Rydberg atoms and photons

Colloquium | February 2 | 4:15-5:30 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Room #1


Thomas Pohl, Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems

Department of Physics


The study of highly excited atoms has a long history in AMO physics, from the early days of quantum mechanics to the more recent development of cavity-QED. Lately, the advent of ultracold gases has ushered in a renaissance of Rydberg atom physics, allowing to create, probe, manipulate and utilize extreme Rydberg states with unprecedented precision. In particular, the combination of ultra-low...   More >


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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Seeing Voices: Listening to Historic Sound Recordings with Light

Lecture | February 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall


Carl Haber, Senior Scientist, 2013 McArthur Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Department of Physics


This public lecture is presented as a part of Connecting the Dots 2015, an interdisciplinary workshop on pattern recognition.


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Monday, February 23, 2015

Universe or Muiltiverse

Lecture: Colloquia | February 23 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Andrei Linde, Professor of Physics, Stanford University

Department of Physics


Cosmological observations show that the universe is very uniform on the maximally large scale accessible to our telescopes. The best theoretical explanation of this uniformity is provided by the inflationary theory. I will briefly describe the status of this theory in view of recent observational data obtained by the Planck satellite. Rather paradoxically, this theory predicts that on a very...   More >


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