Starting with the Fall of 2002, the Atomic Physics Seminars are run by Prof. Dan M. Stanper-Kurn, and are held on Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 375 Le Conte. The new seminar web page is:


Schedule of Atomic Physics Seminars, Spring 2002

Regular time: Tuesdays, 4:10 p.m., Room 430 Birge


22        Dr. Gennady Shvets , Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, "Superradiant amplification in plasmas: making exawatt pulses the cheap way"

29        Prof. Eugene D. Commins, UCB Physics, "Type 1a Supernovae and the Cosmological Expansion. Part one: General background"


5          Prof. Eugene D. Commins, UCB Physics, "Type 1a Supernovae and the Cosmological Expansion. Part two: Possible systematic effects due to dust"

12        Dr. Ilya Bezel, Miller Research Fellow, UCB Chemistry, "Electron Solvation and Polaron Formation at Metal / Adsorbate Interfaces "

19         Dr. Zachary Dutton, Harvard University, " Ultra-slow, Stopped, and Compressed light in Bose-Einstein Condensates "

26        No seminar

28(Thursday) Heather Lewandowski, Eric Cornell's group, JILA, "Spin waves in an ultra-cold Bose gas"


5 Prof. Protik  K. Majumder,   Williams College , "Thallium Atoms, Diode Lasers, and Tests of Fundamental Physics"

12 Dr. Francesco Narducci, ONR and Naval Air Warfare Research Center, Patuxent River, "Cavity Enhanced Laser Cooling"

19 Dr. Igor Jovanovich, LLNL, "Recent advances in short light pulse amplification"

26 Spring break -- no talk 


2 Damon English , UCB Physics, "Spectroscopic tests of Bose-Einstein statistics for photons"

9 Prof. Connie Chang-Hasnain, UCB Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, "Tunable vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) and Optical Filters"

16  Dr. Steve Smith , UCB Physics, "Reversible and Irreversible Unfolding of Single RNA Molecules by Force"

23 Timothy Chupp, Professor of Physics and Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, "Laser Polarized Noble Gases"

30 Prof. R. Winston, U. of Chicago, "Nonimaging Optics, Optical Phase Space, Measuring Radiance and the van Cittert-Zernike Theorem"


Dr. Mark Herrmann, LLNL, "Reducing the Ignitor Energy Required for Fast Ignition of Inertial Confinement Fusion Capsules"

14 Prof. Sherman Frankel, UCB Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,"Why Dirac monopoles must exist and have not been found - Astrophysics Consequences of P and T violations in leptonic monopole decays"


Future speakers:

           Prof. Adrien Lee, UCB Physics; Prof. Richard Marrus, UCB Physics; Dr. Orly Alter , Department of Genetics, Stanford University

Schedules from the past:

Fall 2001

Spring 2001

Earlier Semesters  

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