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Spectroscopy with Josephson Junctions

Date:  Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Time: 4:00pm

Location: 100 Willamette Hall

Speaker: Çaglar Girit, Collège de France


Spectroscopy, by providing a direct measurement of the energy spectrum, is a powerful tool to probe matter. Conventional spectroscopy techniques suffer several drawbacks when applied to mesoscopic systems, or artificial quantum coherent atoms. I present an on-chip, Josephson-junction based spectrometer which surpasses state-of-the-art instruments, works between 2-200 GHz, and is ideally suited for probing elementary excitations in mesoscopic systems. I


UO Physics and Chemistry Faculty Help Pave the way in Quantum Science Efforts

UO Physics faculty aim to help the United States take a leading role in the fast-evolving quantum technology revolution.

UO physicist Michael Raymer, a Philip H. Knight professor in the Department of Physics, and two colleagues, chemistry professor Andy Marcus and physics professor Brian Smith, have been awarded a $997,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The award is part of a $31 million NSF program for fundamental quantum research that, together with $281 million in Department of Energy investment, aims to help the United States take a leading role in the fast-evolving quantum


Kara Zappitelli Recipient of the 2018 Karfilis Women in Leadership Award

Congratulations to Physics GE Kara Zappitelli on receiving the 2018 Karfilis Women in Leadership Award.   This award is the highest honor given out by the UOWGS. The award recognizes graduate students at the University of Oregon who have demonstrated strong dedication to the mission of the professional development of women in all disciplines of science to enable them to become successful contributors to their fields through exemplary leadership.

Kara Zappitelli is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in physics in the Alemán Lab. She studies the complex interface between neurons and conductive