Physics Colloquium, Maxim Pchenitchnikov, Optical Physics of Condensed Matter — Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials - Cancelled.
|When:||Th 29-11-2018 16:00 - 17:00|
|Affiliation:||Optical Physics of Condensed Matter, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials|
Catching Molecules and Exploding Atoms: The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics
|Date:||29 November 2018|
|Start:||16:00 (Doors open and coffee available at 15:30)|
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 was awarded for “groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”, with one half to Arthur Ashkin “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems” and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses”.
Here I present the history, essentials and the future of these discoveries.