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Fall SEMESTER 2008

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.

September 16

Jelena Mirkovic , MIT
Detecting cervical pre-cancer with “fluorectance” spectroscopy

October 7

Bruce Weisman, Rice University
Fluorescence spectra of single-walled carbon nanotubes:  From discovery to application

October 14

2nd Annual Dasari Lecture
Takeshi Oka
, University of Chicago
H3+ in the central molecular zone of the Galactic center

October 21

M. Fatih Yanik, MIT
On-chip femtosecond neurosurgery

November 4

Allard Mosk, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Opaque lenses: Using disorder to bring laser light to a focus

November 18

Phillipe Guyot-Sionnest, University of Chicago
Slow electron cooling and spin blockage in colloidal quantum dots

November 25

Vladimir Petrovic, MIT
Toward pure electronic spectroscopy

December 2

Marko Loncar, Harvard University
Light-matter interaction in nanophotonic devices

December 9


Daniel Mittleman, Rice University
Terahertz near-field imaging and spectroscopy

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.