ITAMP
sponsors and co-sponsors talks and
presentations on forefront AMO/Condensed
Matter Physics Topics from notable
Scientists, Researchers and Professors.
Future dates for talks, colloquiua and
other events can be found on the ITAMP
events Calendar
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/itamp/gcalendar.html.
If you would like to be added to our
e-mail list about our events please send
the request to ITAMP Coordinator at:
jptaylor at cfa dot harvard dot edu.

The Joint
Quantum Sciences Colloquium (JQSC) is
co-sponsored by ITAMP and the Harvard
Quantum Optics Center. These colloquia
are held on Wednesdays during Term in
Jefferson Lab 250 at 4:30 p.m. unless
otherwise noted. Tea is served at 4 p.m.
and provides a chance to scientific
interaction before the talk.

The
Lunchtime Topical Discussion Series is
held through the semester and features
local scientists and visitors. These
talks are informal in nature and cover a
range of topics. Lunchtime talks are
either brown bag optional or pizza is
provided. Talks are generally held
in the Tea Room at the ITAMP offices at
the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street,
Cambridge, MA 02138.

2014

Joint
Quantum Sciences Seminar
Series (with Chemistry) Sponsored by the Harvard
Quantum Optics Center a the
Department of Physics at
Harvard
and by the ITAMP,
Harvard-Smithsonian CFA

2/24/2014

Joseph
Subotnik, University of
Pennsylvania, "Understanding
photo-induced dynamics from
scratch using the simplest,
practical computational
chemistry"

4/28/2014

Frank Neese,
MPI, "Pushing
the boundaries of wavefunction
based ab initio approaches"

5/12/2014

Robert
DiStasio Jr.,
Princeton University, "The
microscopic structure, equilibrium
density, and local environment of
liquid water"

2014

Joint Quantum
Sciences Seminar Series
HQOC/ITAMP

Sponsored by the Harvard Quantum Optics Center
a the Department of Physics at Harvard
and by the ITAMP, Harvard-Smithsonian
CFA

3/3/2014

Paola
Cappelaro, MIT,
"Quantum
Control of Efficient
Metrology"

3/19/2014

Francesca
Ferlaino,University
of Innsbruck,

"

Breaking
dogmas with Ultracold
Erbium Atoms"

3/26/2014

Tanya
Zelevinsky, Columbia
University, "Precision
Measurements with
Ultracold Molecules:
Forbidden Transactions and
molecular Clock."

4/2/2014

Triple
Feature Seminar: Sarang
Gopalakrishnan,
HQOC,
"Moving
Magnetic Impurities in a
Fermi Superfluid" Tony
Lee, ITAMP, "Quantum
Synchronization of
Quantum van der Pol
Oscillators with Cold
Atoms" Thibault
Peyronel, HQOC
, "Quantum
Nonlinear Optics with
Slow Photons and
Strongly Interacting
Cold Atoms"

4/9/2014

Federico
Capasso, Harvard,
"Flat Optics with
Metasurfaces"

4/23/2014

Igor
Lesanovsky,
Nottingham,
"Out-of-Equillibrium
Dynamics of Strongly
Interacting Rydberg Gases
in a Dissipative
Environment"

5/7/2014

Alain
Aspect, Institut
d'Optique, Title:
"Weak and Strong
Localizations of
Ultra-cold Atoms:
Breaking the Time
Reversal Symmetry"

9/10/2014

Arno
Rauschenbeutal, TU
Wien

9/24/2014

Andreas
Wallraf, ETH

10/8/2014

Dan
Stamper-Kurn, UC
Berkeley

10/22/2014

Karl
Berggren, MIT

11/5/2014

Michal
Lipson, Cornell

11/19/2014

Naomi
Ginsberg, UC
Berkeley

12/3/2014

Tilman
Pfau, Physikalisches
Institut

2013

4/10/2013

4/19/2013

5/10/2013

5/13/2013

9/16/2013

10/21/2013

10/28/2013

12/9/2013

Joint
Quantum Sciences
Seminar Series (with
Chemistry) Sponsored by the Harvard
Quantum Optics
Center a the
Department of
Physics at Harvard
and by the ITAMP,
Harvard-Smithsonian
CFA

Leo
Gross,
IBM-Zurich,
"Individual Molecules
Investigated by
Scanning Probe
Microscopy with
Atomically
Funcionalized Tips".

Mark
Tuckerman, NYU,
"Structure and Transport
of Topological Defects
in Hydrogen Bond
Networks: Studies of
Water and Phosphates
using First-Principle
Molecular Dynamics"
(Postponed).

Paul
Brumer, U.
Toronto,
"Environmentally
Assisted Quantum Control
of Molecular Processes
(and possibly a little
CMB). Jiri Vanicek,
LCPT, "Increasing the
Efficiency and accuracy
of time-resolved
electronic spectra
calculations".

Alexandre
Tkatchenko, Fritz
Haber Institute,
Germany, "Collective van
der Waals Interactions
in Molecules and
Solids".

Ivan
Deutsch,
University of New Mexico

Mark
Tuckerman,
New York University,
"Structure and Transport
of Topological Defects
in Hydrogen Bond
Networks: Studies of
Water and Phosphates
using First-Principle
Molecular Dynamics".

John
Tully, Yale
University, "Chemical
Dynamics Beyond
Born-Oppenheimer".

2013

Joint Quantum Sciences Seminar Series
HQOC/ITAMP Sponsored by the
Harvard
Quantum Optics
Center a the
Department of
Physics at
Harvard
and by the
ITAMP,
Harvard-Smithsonian
CFA

2/6/2013

Yoshihisa
Yamamoto, E.L.
Ginzton Laboratory,
Stanford University,
"Coherent Ising Machine
based on Laser/OPO
Network"

2/20/2013

Oskar
Painter, Caltech
"Quantum Nonlinear Regime
in Cavity-Optomechanics:
Challenges and
Opportunities"

3/6/2013

Keith
Schwab, Caltech,
"Experiments with
Mechanical Systems at
Quantum Limits: Current
Status, Limitations, Ways
forward".

3/27/2013

Chris
Greene, Purdue
University, "3-Body
Universal Efimov Physics
Beyond the Zero-Range
Model"

4/3/2013

Romain
Quidant (IFCO),
"Shining a (Bright) Light
on the Very Small"

4/17/2013

Harold
Hess, (HHMI), "3D
Imaging at the limits with
Photo-Activated Labels and
Electrons"

4/24/2013

Leo
Kouwenhoven,
(Delft), "Majorana
Fermions on a Chip"

5/1/2013

Matthias
Troyer, ETH, Zurich
(Postponed).

6/17/2013

Martin
Plenio, University
of Ulm, "Controlling
Resonances for Quantum
Sensing and Biology"

9/18/2013

David
Wineland, NIST,
"Quantum Control of
Trapped Atomic Ions",
Abstract

9/23/2013

Rainer
Blatt, University of
Innsbruck, "Open-Systems
Quantum Simulations with
Trapped Ions", Abstract

2012

Joint
Quantum Sciences
Seminar Series (with
Chemistry) Sponsored by the Harvard
Quantum Optics Center
a the Department of
Physics at Harvard
and by the ITAMP,
Harvard-Smithsonian
CFA

12//2012

Marivi Fernandez
- Serra "Anatomy of Competing
Quantum Effects in Liquid Water"

10/12/2012

Lorenza Viola,
Darthmouth College, "Quantum control of
open quantum systems"

9/26/2012

Joshua Shrier,
Haverford College, "The Feasibility
of Isotope Separation using Quantum
Tunneling Effects in Nanostructures"

3/26/2012

Jonathan
Baugh, Institute for Quantum
Computing and Departments of
Chemistry and Physics, University
of Waterloo, "Recent advances in
magnetic resonance QIP"

2/13/2012

Kenneth
Brown, Schools of Chemistry
and Biochemistry; Computational
Science and Engineering; and
Physics Georgia Institute of
Technology, "Probing molecules
with laser-cooled atomic ions"

2012

Joint
Quantum Sciences Seminar
Series
HQOC/ITAMP
(Formerly JAQuOC) Sponsored by
the Harvard
Quantum Optics Center a the
Department of Physics at
Harvard
and by the ITAMP,
Harvard-Smithsonian CFA

1/16/2013

Eric Kessler,
Max Planck Institute for Quantum
Optics, "Dissipative Phase
Transitions in Central Spin
Systems".

12/5/2012

Gerhard
Rempe, Max Planck
Institute For Quantum Optics,
"Quantum Networks".

11/4/2012

Alan Aspuru-Guzik,
Harvard Univ., "Molecules as
Quantum Processors: Ultrafast
quantum process tomography to
study exciton transport in
molecule systems".

10/31/2012

Alexey
Rubtsov, Moscow State Univ.,
"Continuous-time Quantum Monte
Carlo: at the heart of in silico
modeling of correlated systems".

10/24/2012

Jun Ye, JILA

10/17/2012

Randy Hulet,
Rice University

10/3/2012

Charles Adams,
Durham University, UK

9/19/2012

Mark Brongersma,
Stanford University, "Electrically
Driven Plasmonic Nanocircuits"

9/5/2012

Philip Walther,
University of Vienna, "Quantum
Cloud Computing, Photonic Quantum
Simulation and Quantum Discord as
Resource"

5/16/2012

Joachim Burgdorfer,
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Vienna University of Technology,
"Attosecond streaking: probing
time-dependent electronic dynamics
in atoms, molecules, and solids"

4/25/2012

Matthias
Weidemuller,
Heidelberg University; Center for
Quantum
Dynamics,"Electromagnetically
induced transparency in an
ultracold Rydberg gas"

4/11/2012

ETH, Atac Imamoglu,
Zurich "Spins in Quantum
Dots: an Optical Investigation"

3/21/2012

Greg Scholes,
Univ. of Toronto

3/12/2012

Peter Zoller
(Innsbruck, IQOQI), "Rydberg
interactions with polar molecules"

3/14/2012

Peter Rabl,
IQOQI, Innsbruck, "Photon
Interactions and Photon
Condensation in Optomechanical and
Circuit QED Systems"

3/7/2012

Markus Aspelmeyer,
University of Vienna, "Quantum
Opto-Mechanics: How to extend
quantum experiments to massive
mechanical objects"

2/22/2012

Markus Greiner,
Harvard University, Department of
Physics, " Synthetic Quantum
Matter under the Microscope"

2/8/2012

Steven Johnson,
MIT, "Nanostructures and
Computation"

1/25/2012

Tobias Kippenberg,
EPFL, "Cavity Optomechanics"

ITAMP
COLLOQUIA, TALKS, AND TOPICAL
DISCUSSIONS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

2011

12/7/2011
Francesca Ferlaino, University of
Innsbruck, Austrian Academy of Sciences,
"Universal few-body physics with ultracold
atoms"

12/1/2011
Immanuel Bloch, Max-Planck
Institute of Quantum Optics, "Quantum
Many-Body Systems Division"

11/9/2011
David Wineland, NIST, "Prospects
for scaling trapped-ion quantum
information processing"

10/12/2011
Brian DeMarco, U. of Illinois, "3D
Anderson Localization of an Ultra-cold
Fermi Gas"

10/5/2011
Gerard Meijer, Fritz-Haber-Institut
der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

9/28/2011
Maciej Lewenstein, ICF, "Ultracold
Atoms in Synthetic Gauge Fields: From
topological insulators to frustrated
antiferromagnetism"

9/21/2011
Hanns-Christoph Nagerl, Institute
for Experimental Physics, University of
Innsbruck, "Molecools - Ultracold samples
of ground-state molecules near quantum
degeneracy"

8/09/2011
Simone Montangero, Institute for
Quantum Information Processing, Univ. of
Ulm. "Control of strongly correlated
quantum systems"

5/04/2011
Paul Corkum, University of Ottawa,
"Laser Induced Molecular Imaging"

4/27/2011
Stefan Kuhr, Max-Planck-Institut
fur Quantenoptik, "Probing quantum States
in Optical lattices with single-atom
resolution"

4/26/2011
Stefan Kuhr, Max-Planck-Institut
fur Quantenoptik, "Single-site-resolved
detection and manipulation of atoms in an
optical lattice"

4/13/2011
Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Buechler,
Institute for Theoretical Physics,
"Center for Free-Electron Laser Science,
University of Hamburg"

3/30/2011
Robin Santra, Center for
Free-Electron Laser Science, University of
Hamburg "Ultrafast processes at high x-ray
intensity"

3/09/2011
Gerald Gabrielse, Harvard
University, "Probing for an electron edm
with cold molecules"

2/23/2011
Randolf Pohl, Max-Planck-Institut
fur Quantenoptik, "The size of the
proton"

2/09/2011
Oskar Painter, CalTech, "Radiation
pressure at the nanoscale: classical- and
quantum-optical application"

2010

12/01/2010
Charles
Mathy, ITAMP Postdoc, "Universal
features of strongly polarized mass
imbalanced fermi gases"

12/01/2010
Johannes
Feist, ITAMP Postdoc, "Attosecond
pump-probe setups for studying doubly
excited wave packets in helium"

12/01/2010 Barbara
Capogrosso-Sansone,
ITAMP Postdoc, "Quantum phases
of lattice bosons"

11/17/2010 Florian
Schreck, Institute
for Quantum Optics and Quantum
Information,
"Ultracold atoms at IQOQI: Strongly
interacting 6Li 40K Fermi mixture &
Quantum degenerate strontium gases"

11/10/2010 Phil Hemmer,
Texas A&M, "Beyond the
nitrogen-vacancy"

11/3/2010 Prof. Konrad Lehnert,
JILA, "Can acoustics be quantum?"

10/5/2010 Dieter
Meschede, Universitat Bonn,
"Coherent Splitting, Rocking and Blinding
of Single Atoms"

10/06/2010Florian Marquardt,
Erlangen Germany, "Optomechanics -
Interaction Between Light and
Nanomechanical Motion"

6/03/2010 Renate
Pazourek, TU Wien, "Measurement of
time delays in atomic photoionization
through attosecond streaking"

5/20/2010 Prof.
Michael Moore, Michigan State
University, "Biphoton generation from atomic
vapors"

5/19/2010
Joint ITAMP/CUA Special Seminar: Tilman
Pfau-Stuttgart, "Coherent Control of
Strongly Interacting Rydberg Atoms and
Molecules"

5/12/2010 Hanns-Christoph
Naegerl, University of Innsbruck,
"Quantum phase transitions, strong
correlations, and novel many-body systems"

5/05/2010 Prof.
Poul Jessen, U. of Arizona, "Quantum
Chaos and Entanglement in Atomic Spin
Systems"

4/28/2010 Prof.
David DeMille, Yale University, "Laser
cooling of a diatomic molecule"

4/21/2010 Prof.
Joerg Schmiedmayer, Univ of Vienna,
"Probing coherence and correlations in 1d
many body quantum systems"4/14 Prof. Luming
Duan, University of Michigan, "Quantum
simulation of many-body physics with cold
atoms and trapped ions"

4/13/2010
Guido Pupillo, IQOQI Innbruck, "Solids
and supersolids with dipolar quantum gases"

4/08/2010 Dr.
Peter Rabl, ITAMP Postdoc, "Mechanical
Systems In The Quantum Regime"

3/31/2010 Marko Loncar, SEAS
"Nanoscale Devices for Optical and Quantum
Information Processing"

3/30/2010
ITAMP/AMP Topical Talk: Prof. Mladen
Pavicic, University of Zagreb,
Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street

3/24/2010 Prof.
Anders Sorensen, Bohr Institute, U. of
Copenhagen, "Generating and detecting
strongly correlated states of ultra cold
atoms"3/18 Dr. Shannon Wang from the group
of I. Chuang at MIT, "Heating of ions in
cryogenic surface-electrode traps"

3/04/2010 Dr.
Kaden Hazzard, Cornell University,
"Measuring universal quantum critical
behavior in cold gases."

2/18/2010
Prof.
Agapi Emmanouilidou, Univ. College
London & UMASS-Amherst, "Electronic
correlation triggered by strong laser fields
in atomic and molecular systems"

2/11/2010 Prof.
Selim Jochim, Max Planck Institute for
Nuclear Physics, informal discussion on
ongoing work in his group on cold Fermi
gases2/10 Prof. Selim Jochim, Max Planck
Institute for Nuclear Physics, "Few-body
physics with ultracold atoms"

1/05/2010 Special ITAMP/CMT Seminar,
Mr. Chris Laumann, Princeton
University, "Quantum Satisfiability"

2009

12/17/2009
Chris Ticknor, "Scattering of Three
Dipoles"

12/16/2009 Prof.
Liang Jiang, CalTech, "Repetitive
Readout of a Single Electronic Spin via
Quantum Logic with Nuclear Spin Ancillae"

12/10/2009
ITAMP Topical Discussion, Yusuke
Nishida, MIT, "Universal few-body and
many-body physics in mixed dimensions"

12/08/2009
Vladimir Yurovsky from Tel Aviv
University, "The Memory of Initial
Conditions in Incompletely-Chaotic Quantum
Systems"

12/02/2009 Prof.
V. Sandoghdar, Laboratory of Physical
Chemistry, ETH Zurich, "Cavity-free coherent
coupling of photons and emitters"

11/12/2009
Prof. Michael Fleischhauer,
Fachbereich Physik, Uni Kaiserslautern,
"Single- and many-body physics with
stationary-light polaritons"

11/4/2009
Prof. Thierry Giamarchi, DPMC-MaNEP,
University of Geneva "Disorder in cold
atomic gases"

10/21/2009
Dr Sebastiaan van de Meerakker,
Fritz-Haber-Institut der
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, "Collision
Experiments with Stark Decelerated Beams"

10/15/2009 Dr.
Seth Rittenhouse, ITAMP Postdoc.,
"Semi-Classical Methods and N-Body
Recombination or why WKB is Smarter than you
think"

10/7/2009 Prof.
Charles W. Clark, Joint Quantum
Institute, National Institute of Standards
and Technology and University of Maryland,
"Relativity at a billionth of the speed of
light"

9/23/2009
Prof.
Chris Greene, JILA and University of
Colorado, "Four-body collisions,
universality, and the Efimov effect"

9/17/2009
Topical Discussion: Prof. Bo Gao,
University of Toledo, "Quantum-defect theory
for ion-atom interactions"

9/10/2009
Topical Discussion: Dr. Christopher
Ticknor, "Dipolar Scattering in 2D"

9/9/2009 Prof.
Ami Vardi, Ben Gurion University,
"Dephasing and noise in weakly coupled
Bose-Einstein condensates"

6/23/2009
Special Event, Prof. Dmitry Fursa,
Curtin University, Australia "Relativistic
Convergent Close-Coupling method for
excitation and ionization processes in
electron collisions with atoms and ions"

6/04/2009
Dr. Barbara Capogrosso-Sansone, ITAMP
Postdoc., "Quantum Monte Carlo simulations
of lattice models for cold atoms and
molecules"

5/13/2009 Prof.
Andreas Buchleitner, Univ. of
Freiburg, "Entanglement in open quantum
systems"

4/29/2009 Prof.
Mark Raizen, UT-Austin, "Towards
Trapping and Cooling of Atomic Tritium for
Precision Measurement of Beta Decay"

4/22/2009
Prof. Alexey Gorshkov, Harvard
University, "Quantum Information and Quantum
Simulation with Ultracold Alkaline-Earth
Atoms in Optical Lattices"

4/1/2009 Paul
Julienne, NIST, "Ultracold Polar
Molecules: A Case Study with KRb"

3/18/2009 Andrei
Derevianko, Univ of Nevada, Reno,
"Improved test of the standard model of
elementary particles with atomic parity
violation"

3/4/2009
Prof. John Bohn, JILA, University of
Colorado-Boulder, "Which way is up? Or, How
a BEC lives with dipolar interactions"

1/28/2009 Prof. Tilman Pfau,
University of Stuttgart, "Rydberg atoms in a
Bose-Einstein Condensate"

2008

12/10/2008
Prof. Markus Aspelmeyer, University of
Vienna

11/19/2008 Prof.
Thad Walker, University of
Wisconsin-Madison, "Observation of Rydberg
Blockade between Pairs of Atoms"

10/22/2008 Dr.
Paul Lett, NIST, "Entangling images
with four-wave mixing"

10/15/2008 Dr.
Franco Nori, RIKEN, "Designing
superconducting qubit circuits that exhibit
atomic-physics-like phenomena on a chip"

10/8/2008 Prof.
David Cory, MIT, "Error Finding and
Control for Quantum Processors"

9/24/2008 Prof.
Maxim Olshanii, University of
Massachusetts, Boston, "Eigenstate
thermalization hypothesis and quantum
thermodynamics"

6/11/2008 Dr.
Thomas Giesen, I. Physikalisches
Institut, University of Cologne, Germany,
"Terahertz Spectroscopy for Astrophysical
Applications"

5/7/2008 Dr.
Eric Akkerman, Technion, "Photon
localization and Dicke superradiance : a
cross-over to small world networks"

4/30/2008 Prof.
Olga Kocharovskaya, "Coherent Control
of the Atomic Optical and Nuclear Gamma-Ray
Transitions in Solids"

4/23/2008 Prof.
Matthias Weidemuller, Physics
Institute, Albert-Ludwig University
Freiburg, Germany, "'Rydberg Matter'
Many-body phenomena in an ultracold gas of
Rydberg atoms"

4/22/2008 Prof.
V.G. Veselago, Prokhorov Institute of
General Physics, Moscow, "Some Additional
Remarks about Electrodynamics of LHM"

4/9/2008
Prof. Sankar Das Sarma, University of
Maryland, "Computing with Quantum Knots:
Non-Abelian Anyons and Topological Quantum
Computation"

3/19/2008 Prof.
Belen Paredes, University of Mainz,
"Minimum instances of topological matter in
an optical plaquette"

2/27/2008 Prof.
Anatoli Polkovnikov, Boston
University, "Interference and
non-adiabaticity"

2/13/2008Prof. Lorenza Viola,
University of Dartmouth, "A
quantum-entangled view of quantum critical
phenomena"

2007

12/12/2007 Prof.
David Weiss, Penn State University,
"Experiments with gases in 0D, 1D and more"

12/05/2007 Prof.
Doerte Blume, Washington State
University, "Microscopic Study of Fermi
Gases at Unitarity"

11/28/2007 Prof.
Pierre Meystre, University of Arizona,
"Cooling of nanoscale mirrors"

11/14/2007 Prof.
Austen Lamacraft, University of
Virginia, "Long wavelength spin dynamics of
ferromagnetic condensates"

10/25/2007
Special Seminar, Prof. Immanuel Bloch, Johannes
Gutenberg-University, "Exploring quantum
matter in artificial crystals of light"

10/17/2007 Prof.
Marianna Safronova, University of
Delaware, "Polarizabilities, atomic clocks,
and magic wavelengths"

10/03/2007
Prof. Alan Mills, UC Riverside,
"Positronium molecules and the annihilation
gamma ray laser"

5/23/2007
Prof. Ignacio Cirac, Max-Planck,
Garchig, "Quantum simulations with classical
and quantum systems"

5/09/2007 Prof.
Tom Killian, Rice University,
"Collisional and collisionless expansion of
ultracold neutral plasmas"

5/02/2007 Prof.
Paolo Tombesi, University of Camerino,
"A scheme for scalable quantum computers
with electrons in Penning traps"

4/25/2007
Prof. Lily Childress, Harvard
University, "Coherent manipulation of single
electronic and nuclear spins in diamond"

4/11/2007
Dr. Tommaso Calarco, Harvard
University, "Quantum Optimal Control: a tool
for scalable Quantum Information Processing"

3/15/2007 Prof.
Gora Shlyapnikov, CNRS, Paris,
"Anderson localization of expanding
Bose-Einstein condensates"

3/14/2007
Prof. Rudi Grimm, Universitat
Innsbruck, "Strongly interacting Fermi
gases: recent results from Innsbruck"

3/14/2007 Prof.
Murray Batchelor, Australian National
University, "Pairing and quantum phase
transitions in the integrable 1D atomic
Fermi gas"

2/28/2007
Prof. Guifre Vidal, University of
Brisbane, "Classical simulation of quantum
many-body systems using a tensor network"

2/14/2007 Dr.
Jake Taylor, MIT, "Artificial atoms
and molecules in quantum information
science"

1/16/2007
Prof. Dimitra Koutroumpa, Service
d'Aeronomie du CNRS, France "Charge-Exchange
Induced EUV/Soft X-ray emissions from the
Heliosphere and Mars"