Talks and Conferences

SPIE NanoScience + Engineering
Professor Kottos will be presenting “PT-synthetic optical materials” as a part of the Active Photonic Materials IV conference at SPIE NanoScience + Engineering on August 23, 2011 in San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA.

NEMeSyS: New England Mesoscopic Systems Symposium
We are currently constructing online instructions, information, and registration for the first day-long local area symposium on mesoscopics, to be held Oct. 26th. Please stay tuned!

Wesleyan Physics Department Colloquium – April 3rd
“Active Photonic nanomaterials: from disordered to periodic structures”
Prof. Hui Cao, Yale University
Active photonic nanomaterials, which have high gain or large nonlinearity, are essential to the development of nanophotonic devices and circuits. In this talk, I will provide a review of our recent research activities related to the fabrication of active photonic nanomaterials and the development of photonic devices based on such materials. In particular, we focus on a wide bandgap semiconductor zinc oxide and fabricate a broad range of structures, from disordered to periodic, with various nanofabrication techniques. Lasing in the near-ultraviolet frequency has been realized in both periodic and random structures at room temperature under optical pumping.

Lecture series on
“Decoherence, Quantum Computing and Fidelity”
Prof. Tomaz Prosen, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Sept. 19th, 4:15-5:45 pm
Sept. 20th, 1:00-2:00 pm
Sept. 21th, 1:15-3:15 pm

Information: J. Bodyfelt; T. Kottos.

Lecture series on
“The decoherence of a particle in a ring”
Prof. Doron Cohen, Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

Sept. 26th, 4:15-5:45 pm
Sept. 27th, 1:00-2:00 pm
Sept. 28th, 1:15-3:15 pm

Information: J. Bodyfelt; T. Kottos.

Events

SPIE NanoScience + Engineering
Active Photonic Materials IV
Date : August 21-25, 2011
Venue : San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA
Website : http://spie.org/nanoscience-engineering.xml

Aspects of Quantum Chaotic Scattering
Date : March 7-12, 2005
Venue : Max-Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden (Germany)
Website : http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de/~scatt05/

Workshop on Chaotic and Disordered Billiards
Date : October 7, 2004
Venue : Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen (Germany)

Spectral and Transport Properties of Random Network Models
Date : December 4-8, 2000
Venue : Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen (Germany)

Fluctuations, Nonlinearity and Disorder
Date : September 30 – October 4, 1996
Venue : University of Crete, Crete (Greece)