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

Monday,
February 24, 2014, Joseph
Subotnik,
University of
Pennsylvania, "Understanding
photo-induced
dynamics from
scratch using the
simplest, practical
computational
chemistry"

Monday,
April 28, 2014,
Frank Neese,
MPI, Title: TBD

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:
TBD

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

Wednesday,
April
10, 2013, 4:00-6:00
pm, Leo Gross,
IBM-Zurich,
"Individual Molecules
Investigated by
Scanning Probe
Microscopy with
Atomically
Funcionalized Tips".

Friday,
April 19, 2013,
Mark Tuckerman,
NYU, "Structure and
Transport of
Topological Defects
in Hydrogen Bond
Networks: Studies of
Water and Phosphates
using
First-Principle
Molecular Dynamics"
(Postponed).

Friday,
May 10, 2013, Paul
Brumer, U.
Toronto,
"Environmentally
Assisted Quantum Control
of Molecular Processes
(and possibly a little
CMB).

Monday, May
13, 2013, Jiri Vanicek,
LCPT, "Increasing
the Efficiency and
accuracy of
time-resolved electronic
spectra calculations".

Monday, September 16,
2013, Alexandre
Tkatchenko, Fritz
Haber Institute, Germany,
"Collective van der Waals
Interactions in Molecules
and Solids".

Monday, October 21, 2013,
Ivan Deutsch,
University of New Mexico

Monday,
October 28, 2013, 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".

Monday, December 9, 2013,
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 Francesca
Ferlaino, University of Innsbruck,
Austrian Academy of Sciences, "Universal
few-body physics with ultracold atoms"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2010

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

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

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

11/17 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 Phil Hemmer, Texas
A&M, "Beyond the nitrogen-vacancy"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/21 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"

4/13/10
Guido Pupillo, IQOQI Innbruck, "Solids and
supersolids with dipolar quantum gases"

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

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

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

3/24 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 Dr.
Kaden Hazzard Cornell University, “Measuring
universal quantum critical behavior in cold
gases.”

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

2/11 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 Special ITAMP/CMT Seminar, Mr.
Chris Laumann, Princeton University,
“Quantum Satisfiability

2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/7 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 Prof.
Chris Greene, JILA and University of
Colorado, “Four-body collisions,
universality, and the Efimov effect”

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

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

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

6/23 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 Dr.
Barbara Capogrosso-Sansone, ITAMP Postdoc.,
"Quantum Monte Carlo simulations of lattice
models for cold atoms and molecules"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2008

12/10 Prof.
Markus Aspelmeyer, University of Vienna

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/23 Prof.
Matthias Weidemuller, Physics Institute,
Albert-Ludwig University Freiburg, Germany,
“ ‘Rydberg Matter’- Many-body phenomena in
an ultracold gas of Rydberg atoms”

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

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

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

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

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

2007

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

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

11/28 Prof.
Pierre Meystre, University of Arizona,
“Cooling of nanoscale mirrors”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/14 Prof.
Rudi Grimm, Universität Innsbruck, “Strongly
interacting Fermi gases: recent results from
Innsbruck”

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

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

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

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