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February 26 Colloquium

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Brian Smith, University of Oxford

Generation, Manipulation and Measurement of Quantum Light: From Quantum Physics to Technology


The abilities to accurately create, manipulate and characterize quantum systems are essential for fundamental tests of quantum physics and realization of emergent quantum-enhanced technologies. Optical quantum systems offer unique capabilities in their low decoherence rates at room temperature and relative ease of control, making them ideally suited as proving grounds of quantum applications and foundations.


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Marvin Girardeau

Professor Emeritus of Physics Marvin Girardeau passed away on January 13, 2015. Prof Girardeau was a member of the UO Physics faculty from 1963 to 2000.

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Public Talk with Nobel Laureate Dr. William Phillips: Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 7:30 PM 150 COLUMBIA HALL 1215 EAST 13TH AVE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Free Admission

Dr. Phillips won the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light.  He is a Fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute at the National Institute for Standards and Technology and the University of Maryland, and group leader of NIST’s Laser Cooling and Trapping Group. He will present a lively, multimedia presentation, including experimental demonstrations and down-to-earth explanations about some of today’s most exciting science.


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