Seminars


Seminars

On an irregular basis various Special Seminars take place at the MPQ. The seminars are organized by scientists of our divisions, administration or staff representatives. The location will be announced with the event.
Room: Herbert Walther Lecture Hall Location: Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik
Incompatibility in quantum mechanics is famously captured through uncertainty relations. In this talk, we adopt the perspective that incompatibility can be fundamentally understood in terms of emulation of measurements by other measurements. [more]

Ultrafast mid-infrared laser systems and broad-band precision molecular spectroscopy

Ultrafast mid-infrared laser systems and broad-band precision molecular spectroscopy
Femtosecond laser sources operating in the near- and middle-infrared (mid-IR) spectral range with high- repetition rates are of upmost interest for a variety of applications ranging from ultrafast spectroscopy, high-resolution and broadband spectroscopy, quantum optics, frequency metrology and synthesis of mid-IR optical frequency combs. [more]

Direct laser cooling to Bose-Einstein condensation (Alban Urvory)

Direct laser cooling to Bose-Einstein condensation
Laser cooling methods are virtually ubiquitous for the production of ultracold quantum gases. Yet in order to reach quantum degeneracy, a complementary step of lossy and inefficient evaporative cooling has so far been required (with few specific exceptions). [more]

Nuclear-driven Electronic Coherences in Polyatomic Molecules

Nuclear-driven Electronic Coherences in Polyatomic Molecules
Electronic coherences in molecules has emerged as a ‘grand challenge’ in molecular sciences due to the role that electronic correlations and dynamics play in structure and bonding. In the field of attosecond science, electronic coherences can be prepared by attosecond pulses, producing purely electronic wavepackets which persist while the atoms are ‘frozen’ (i.e. a few femtoseconds). Once the atoms unavoidably start to move, the wavepacket could dephase and the electronic coherence would be lost. However, some suggested that nuclear motion could modify or even induce electronic coherences. [more]

New quantum SI units and fundamental constants (Dr. Savely Karshenboim)

New quantum SI units and fundamental constants
The International system of units, SI, has just been changed once again. The new definitions, which concern the kilogram, ampere, kelvin, and mole, are to come in force on May, 20. Similarly to the definition of the metre in terms of the speed of light, those four units are now defined in the terms of exact adopted values of fundamental constants, such as the elementary charge, Planck, Boltzmann, and Avogadro constants. [more]
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