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Monday, August 21, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Andreas Seifert , Professor for Nanoengineering

Photonics for medical diagnostics

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Watson 104
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pol Forn-Diaz, Postdoctoral Scholar, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Controlling quantum electrodynamics in waveguides with a superconducting qubit

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, August 11, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edo Waks, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland

Quantum Nanophotonics: Controlling Light with a Single Spin

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Friday, June 23, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dante Kennes, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia University

Superconductivity from electronic squeezing of optically pumped phonons

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Monday, June 5, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Adrian Del Maestro, Assistant Professor, Physics, University of Vermont

Entanglement in One-Dimensional Quantum Liquids

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Friday, June 2, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Maaneli Derakhshani, Researcher, Utrecht University

Probing A Gravitational Cat State: Theoretical Problems And Experimental Prospects

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Thursday, June 1, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Roman Lutchyn, Station Q, Microsoft Research, Santa Barbara

Coulomb blockade in one-dimensional fractional topological superconductors

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Thursday, May 11, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jean Anne Incorvia, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Electrical Engineering, Stanford

Next-Generation Computing Using Spin-Based and 2D Materials

Caltech Young Investigator Lecture Series
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Friday, April 28, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Andrea Baldi, PhD, Dutch Institute For Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER)

Plasmonics for Chemistry: Sensing and controlling chemical reactions using plasmons

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Friday, April 28, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ioana Craiciu, Graduate Student, Faraon Group

On-chip quantum memories for telecom photons using ensembles of erbium ions

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Thursday, April 27, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Andrei Shkel, Prof., Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine

MEMS are becoming 3D and atomically precise

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Watson 104
Friday, April 21, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tomas Jochym O'Connor, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar

Fault-tolerance in topological stabilizer codes and universal workarounds

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Connie Chang-Hasnain, Associate Dean for Strategic Alliances of College of Engineering and Whinnery Distinguished Chair Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

Flat Photonics Using High Contrast Metastructures

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Watson 104
Friday, April 14, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Flavio Yair Bruno, Ambizione Research Fellow, University of Geneva

Fermi Arcs and Their Topological Character in the Candidate Type-II Weyl Semimetals WTe2 and MoTe2

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dirk Englund, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Semiconductor Quantum Technologies for Communications and Computing

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Friday, April 7, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ana Asenjo Garcia, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar, Kimble Group

Enhancing atom-light interactions with “selective radiance”: the recipe to exponentially improve photon storage fidelities

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, March 24, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wayne Zheng, PhD Candidate, Tsinghua University

Charge-spin mutual entanglement: A case study by exact diagonalization of the one hole doped t-J loop

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Eve Stenson, Dr., Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics

En Route to Electron/Positron Pair Plasmas

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Eric Yue Ma, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University

From Edges to Domain Walls: Quantum Materials Under Scrutiny by Nanoscale Microwave Imaging

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Keck 142
Friday, February 24, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sedi Bigdeli, Division of Computational Thermodynamics , Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

3rd generation of Calphad databases – ongoing work at KTH, Sweden

Special Seminar in Applied Physics and Materials Science
Location: Steele 125
Friday, February 10, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yuval Baum, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar

Non-local effects in Weyl semi-metals

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Thursday, February 9, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hossein Mosallaei, Associate Professor and Director of Metamaterials Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University

Metasurfaces: From Nanoantennas Inclusions to Patterned 2D Sheets

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, January 27, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Evgeny Mozgunov, Graduate Student, Kitaev Group

Local Master Equation for Small Temperatures

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, January 20, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Jacob Khurgin, Professor, Department Of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

How Small Can One Shrink a Laser?

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Watson 104
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
David Hsieh, Faculty, Quantum Matter, Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM), Caltech

Hidden Order in the Pseudogap Region of High-Tc Superconductors

Materials Research Lecture Series
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jean-baptiste Béguin, Postdoctoral Scholar, QUANTOP - Danish Center for Quantum Optics, Niels Bohr Institute

Chains of atoms coupled to a nanofiber waveguide

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, January 6, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Philippe Faist, Postdoctoral Scholar, Brandao Group

Practical, Reliable Error Bars in Quantum Tomography

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: West Bridge 351 (LIGO Science Conference Room)
Friday, December 9, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dillon Wong, Crommie Group, University of California, Berkeley

Visualizing the Behavior of Relativistic Electrons in Simple 2D Potentials in Graphene

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: West Bridge 351 (LIGO Science Conference Room)
Friday, December 2, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aram Harrow, Assistant Professor of Physics, MIT

Local Hamiltonians Whose Ground States are Hard to Approximate

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
William L. Johnson, Ruben F. and Donna Mettler Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Applied Physics and Materials Science Department, Caltech

Elasticity and Thermodynamics of Metallic Liquids, Glasses, and Crystals

Materials Research Lecture Series
Location: Gates-Thomas 135
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Steve Cundiff, Professor of Physics, University of Michigan

Optical Multidimensional Coherent Spectroscopy

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Watson 104
Monday, November 21, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Guanyu Zhu, Joint Quantum Institute (NIST-University of Maryland)

Entanglement Spectroscopy of Quantum Many-body Systems

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, November 18, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hannes Pichler, AMP, Harvard-Smithsonian, Center for Astrophysics

Measurement protocols for entanglement entropies and entanglement spectra of cold atoms

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, November 18, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Kai-Mei Fu, Assistant Professor, Physics and Electrical Engineering , Department of Physics, University of Washington

Defects in Optically Active Semiconductors for Quantum Applications

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Watson 104
Friday, November 11, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Shenghan Jiang, Graduate Student, Boston College

Classification and simulation of quantum phases by symmetric tensor networks

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, November 11, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mark Brongersma, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering , Stanford University

Active Semiconductor Nanowire and Metafilm Devices

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Watson 104
Friday, November 4, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
John Bartholomew, Postdoctoral Scholar, Faraon Group

Rare-earth ions in crystals for integrating quantum resources

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Austin Minnich, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering; Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science, Caltech

Heat Under the Microscope

Materials Research Lecture Series
Location: Gates-Thomas 135
Monday, October 31, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Andrew M. Weiner, Scifres Family Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Kerr Comb Generation: Dark Pulse Mode-locking in Normal Dispersion Microresonators

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Watson 104
Friday, October 21, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Alon Ron, Richard Chase Tolman Postdoctoral Scholar, Hsieh Group

2D to 1D Oxide interfaces: superconductivity, magnetism and ballistic transport effects

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Alp Sipahigil, Senior Graduate Student, Department of Physics, Harvard University

Nanophotonic Quantum Networks in Diamond

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Watson 104
Friday, October 7, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Liyuan Zhao, Richard Chase Tolman Postdoctoral Scholar in Experimental Physics, Hsieh Group

An Odd-Parity Hidden Order in a Perovskite Iridate Revealed Using Nonlinear Optics

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Andrei Faraon, Assistant Professor of Applied Physics, Applied Physics and Materials Science Department, Caltech

Flat and Conformal Optics with Dielectric Metasurfaces

Materials Research Lecture Series
Location: Gates-Thomas 135
Thursday, September 29, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jacob Covey, Graduate Student, Jun Ye's Group, JILA/ University of Colorado, Boulder

A quantum gas of polar KRb molecules in an optical lattice

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: West Bridge 57 (CMP Conference Room)
Friday, June 17, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Paraj Titum Bhattacharjee, Graduate Student, Refael Group

Anomalous Floquet-Anderson Insulator as a Nonadiabatic Quantized Charge Pump

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, June 3, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sujeet Shukla, Graduate Student, Preskill Group

Boson condensation and instability in the tensor network representation of topological states

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, May 27, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sarang Gopalakrishnan, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Physics

Many-body localization: a dynamical perspective

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, May 20, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Michael Kolodrubetz, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley

Unexpected effects in periodic driving of gapless topological systems

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Franz X. Kartner, Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Terahertz Driven Linear Acceleration and X-ray Sources

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Watson 104
Friday, April 29, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Stefanos Kourtis, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Princeton

Spectroscopic signatures of Weyl semimetals beyond photoemission

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114

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