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  • Quantum Physics Seminar:"Spectroscopy with quantum sensors"

    Location: 
    Danciger B building, Seminar room
    Thu, 25/07/2019 - 12:00 to 13:30

    Lecturer: Tuvia Gefen Abstract: The problem of quantum spectroscopy, namely reconstruction of the frequency components of time dependent Hamiltonian, is of great interest to chemical analysis, nano scale NMR and frequency standards. In this talk I will address two (basic) questions in this field: what is the speed/precision limit in estimating a single frequency and how well can we resolve two close frequencies.
  • Ady Stern

    Thu, 27/06/2019 - 12:00 to 13:00

    The Josephson effect as a tool for creating topological superconductivity Ady Stern (Weizmann Institute, Israel) In this talk I will describe how the Josephson effect may be employed to realize one dimensional topological superconductivity. I will describe the basic idea, the experimental observations, the relation to topological superconductivity based on quantum wires, a surprising effect of disorder, and a scheme for braiding Majorana zero modes in Josephson junctions.
  • Physics Colloquium : "Can physics help us understand cancer metastasis?"

    Location: 
    Levin building, Lecture Hall No. 8
    Mon, 24/06/2019 - 12:00 to 13:30

    Lecturer: Prof. Herbert Levine, Northeastern University Abstract: Until very recently, most cancer biologists operated with the assumption that the most common route to metastasis involved cells of the primary tumor transforming to a motile single-cell phenotype. This change allowed them to migrate individually to distant organs, eventually leading to clonal growths in other locations.
  • Nonlinear Physics Seminar:"Narrow escape and occupation statistics of interacting diffusing particles"

    Location: 
    Danciger B building, Seminar room
    Wed, 19/06/2019 - 12:00 to 13:30

    Lecturer: Tal Agranov Abstract: Fluctuations far from equilibrium are ubiquitous in nature, yet their theory is still in infancy. A significant progress in understanding such fluctuations has been made possible with the recent appearance of the Macroscopic Fluctuation Theory (MFT) [1], which describes transport properties of ensembles of interacting diffusing particles.
  • Physics Colloquium : "Room-temperature quantum memories from nanoseconds to hours"

    Location: 
    Levin building, Lecture Hall No. 8
    Mon, 17/06/2019 - 12:00 to 13:30

    Lecturer: Dr. Ofer Firstenberg, Weizmann Institute of Science Abstract: Warm atomic gasses are among the simplest quantum systems, offering real-life applications in deployable millimeter-size devices. They can strongly couple to optical fields and exhibit superb coherence properties at or above room temperature. Indeed, atomic gasses are at the heart of miniature atomic clocks and inside the most sensitive magnetometers and gyroscopes.
  • Special Seminar: Enrico Rossi

    Sun, 16/06/2019 - 12:00 to 13:30

    "Van der Waals heterostructures with spin-orbit coupling" Van der Waals (vdW) systems offer an unprecedented freedom to combine materials with different electronic properties. Such freedom allows the creation of novel heterostructures with unique and tunable effects. In this talk I will discuss the properties of vdW systems in which one of the layers has strong spin-orbit coupling. I will consider in detail two exemplary vdW systems in this class: heterostructures formed by graphene and a topological insulator (TI), and heterostructures