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Spring 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.

March 4

Christopher Cheatum, University of Iowa
Watching the protein mambo:  Fast enzyme dynamics (Abstract available)

March 11

Wonshik Choi, MIT
Field-based 3D microscopy for live cell imaging (Abstract available)

March 18

Edward Boyden, MIT
Optical control of normal and pathological neuronal circuit dynamics (Abstract available)

March 25

Don Eigler, IBM
The quest for spin cascade logic circuits (Abstract available)

April 1

Isaac Chuang, MIT
Planar ion traps for quantum information science and spectroscopy (Abstract available)

April 8

Katherine Stone, MIT
Multi-excitonic coupling in semiconductor nanostructures studied by multidimensional electronic Fourier transform spectroscopy (Abstract available)

April 15

Michael Strano, MIT
Spectroscopy for probing the chemistry of carbon nanotubes and graphene (Abstract available)

April 22

Martin Gruebele, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
STM-assisted single molecule absorption spectroscopy (Abstract available)

April 29

Andrey Vilesov, University of Southern California
Spectroscopy of molecules and clusters in helium (Abstract available)

May 6

17th Annual Richard C. Lord Lecture:
Mildred Dresselhaus, MIT
Raman spectroscopy of nanotubes and other nano-carbon systems (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.