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Physics Colloquium, Maxim Pchenitchnikov, Optical Physics of Condensed Matter — Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials - Cancelled.

When:Th 29-11-2018 16:00 - 17:00
Where:FSE-Building 5111.0080

Speaker: Maxim Pchenitchnikov
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)
Location: FSE-Building 5111.0080
Host: Thomas Schlatholter


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.