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Independent Activities Period (IAP) January 2005

The Spectroscopy Laboratory will sponsor several activities in January during MIT’s Independent Activities Period.

  • Multidimensional Spectroscopy: Four Why’s”, this seminar will explore the basis of multidimensional spectroscopy from its origins in NMR to recent developments in the infrared and visible spectral ranges. The presenters will be John Waugh, Robert Griffin, Joseph Loparo, and Keith Nelson.
  • A course on “Optical Imaging, Scattering, and Interference for Biological Investigations”, offered by Gabriel Popescu, will present the physical basis of microscopy, light scattering and interference for biomedical investigations.
  • Breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation in Diatomic Molecules”, a series of four lectures by Robert Field, will discuss various aspects of photofragmentation dynamics in diatomic molecules. This offering will be joint with the MIT Chemistry Department

    Details about these offerings are found on their individual pages by using the links within their respective descriptions.

    MIT’s Independent Activities period (IAP) is a special four week term at MIT that runs from the first week on January until the end of the month. IAP 2005 takes place from January 3 though January 28. IAP Offerings are distinguished by their variety, innovative spirit, and fusion of fun and learning.