Spring 2007 Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics Seminars @ Stony Brook


All Seminars at in room S-141 at 4:00 PM unless otherwise indicated.




Feb. 5, 2007: Greg Hall, BNL


Title: “Coherent Observables in Polarized Photodissociation”


Feb. 19,2007: Hossein Sadeghpour, ITAMP


Title: “Forming, Trapping and Cooling Highly-Excited and Strongly-Magnetized Antihydrogen Atoms:  A Hands-On Theoretical Perspective.”


February 26, 2007: Jack Harris, Yale


Title: “Laser Cooling of Micromechanical Systems”


Feb. 28, 2007:  Minisymposium on the Aharonov-Bohm Effect,  possible

In S-240 if audience size requires it.

12:50 PM: A. S. Goldhaber, “Tutorial on the Aharonov-Bohm Effect.

1:50 PM. D. C. Cole, Boston University: “: "Conventional Quantum Physics Regarding Boyer's Classical Understanding of the Aharonov-Bohm Effect, and hte Relation of This Work to a Broader View of Quantum Theory ."

3:30 PM: Timothy Boyer, CCNY-CUNY;  Title: “Unresolved Classical Electromagnetic Aspects of the Aharonov-Bohm Phase Shift”;

Herman Batelaan, U. of Nebraska;  Title: “Testing the Dispersionless Nature and Macroscopic Limit of the Aharonov-Bohm Effect”




March 12, 2007: Donna Strickland, University of Waterloo


March19, 2007: Lyuba Kuznetsova, Cornell Univ.


Title: “Turning Nonlinearity to Advantage in High Energy Yb-Doped Fiber Amplifiers”


April 2-7, 2007: Spring break.


April 2:  Dr. Adam Kirrander, University College, London


Title: “Rydberg Ionization Dynamics_- Controlling Ionization in Xe and H_2”


April 16, 2007: Kunal Das, Fordham University


Title:” Using Fokker-Planck Equations to Understand Signaling in Biological Cells: A First Passage Time Approach”


April 23, 2007: Paul Oxley, Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA


Title: “Charge Exchange Collisions Using Coherent Elliptical State Atoms”


May 2, 2007: Yong-Il Shin, MIT: Fermionic Quantum Gases


May 14, 2007: Dr. Ben Dietzek, MIT


Title: “Ultrafast Excited-State Isomerization – A Case Study”


May 21, 2007: Prof. Dmitri Romanov, Temple University