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Spring SEMESTER 2007

The Seminar on Modern Optics and Spectroscopy continues its tradition of inviting a broad spectrum of researchers to share their latest work in optics and spectroscopy.

February 27

Dana Dlott, University of Illinois
Ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy with high time and space resolution (Abstract available)

March 6

Moungi Bawendi, MIT
Nanocrystal quantum dot science and technology: The importance of spectroscopy (Abstract available)

March 13

Daniel Murnick, Rutgers University
Counting carbon 14 atoms for health improvement (Abstract available)

March 27

Mriganka Sur, MIT
Imaging cells, synapses, and molecules in the live brain (Abstract available)

April 3

Xi-Cheng Zhang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Recent development of THz wave technology for sensing and imaging applications (Abstract available)

April 10

Andrei Tokmakoff, MIT
The fluctuations and switching of hydrogen bonds in water (Abstract available)

April 17

János Hebling, MIT
Generation and application of high field THz pulses (Abstract available)

April 24

16th Annual Richard C. Lord Lecture:
Graham Fleming, University of California Berkeley
Two-dimensional ultrafast electronic spectroscopy (Abstract available)

May 1

Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Rice University
Point-of-care optical diagnostics to improve global health (Abstract available)

May 8

Adam Steeves, MIT
Acetylene:  What happens when a well-behaved molecule gets bent out
of shape? (Abstract available)

TUESDAYS, 12:00-1:00, GRIER ROOM (34-401)
Refreshments served following the seminar

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Co-sponsored by the George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory,
the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and
the School of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.