Past Events

First RUT Networking Lunch 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00
C209 Center Building

Dear Research Unit Technicians

 

We would like to announce the start of 2019 quarterly networking lunches for the Research Unit Technicians (RUT) at OIST. This year we will run these through ORC, and we would like to have your input on anything related to working as a technician at OIST. 

 
Date: Tuesday 26th February 

Venue: C209 (Center Bldg.) 

Time: 12:00-13:00 

 

 

Presidential Lecture - "A Quantum Leap in Quantum Information: Building Quantum Computers and Quantum Simulators with Cold Atoms and Ions" by Prof. Peter Zoller

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:30 to 12:00
B250, Center Building

Speaker: Prof. Peter Zoller, Managing and Research Director, Institut für Quantenoptik und Quanteninformation, Austria

Skill Pill: Blender - 3 of 4

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:00 to 12:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab3

Will this Skill Pill blend?

Anyone welcome.

More information and signup here.

[PhD Thesis Presentation] ‐Irina Reshodko‐ State engineering in one-dimensional quantum gases

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 09:00 to 10:00
C700, Level C, Lab3

Thesis Public Presentation

Presenter:  Irina Reshodko

Title: State engineering in one-dimensional quantum gases

Date&Time: February 26th, 9:00-10:00

Venue: C700, Level C, Lab3

Workshop: "Discovering your Strengths". Part 1.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 09:00 to 12:00
For RSVP only

Discover your Talens using Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment.

This course will help you better understand yourself and your unique talents. You will learn how to productively apply your talents for greater personal and professional success.

To register CLICK HERE

[Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar] Viazovska's work on the sphere packing problem and some recent developments in number theory by Dr. Dan Romik (UC Davis)

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 16:00 to 17:00
Lab 3, B700
Abstract: The sphere packing problem in d dimensions asks for the densest packing of spheres in d-dimensional Euclidean space R^d. Prior to 2016, the problem had only been solved in dimensions 2 and 3 (with the solution in dimension 3 being Hales's famously complicated solution to Kepler's conjecture), and solutions in most other dimensions were thought to be out of reach, except for dimensions 8 and 24 where overwhelming numerical and theoretical evidence supported the conjectures pointing at specific lattices as the optimal packings. In a breakthrough in 2016, Maryna Viazovska published a stunning proof for the 8-dimensional case, followed up shortly with a proof for the 24-dimensional case with several coauthors. The solutions work by using a previous reduction of the problem (due to Henry Cohn and Noam Elkies) to a problem in harmonic analysis, and ingeniously solving that analysis problem using number-theoretic tools - specifically, the mathematics of modular forms.
 
In this talk I will give a quick survey of these developments and the beautiful new challenges and opportunities that they open up for attacking this classical geometry problem. I will also discuss my own recent results on infinite series representations for the Riemann xi function and explain how Viazovska's work, which appears not strongly related to the problem I was studying, nonetheless provided me with useful inspiration.

Scientific Talk - "Quantum Simulations in the Innsbruck Quantum Cloud" by Prof. Peter Zoller

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:00
C700

Speaker:  Prof. Peter Zoller of Physics with tenure, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of
Innsbruck, Austria, vice dean of studies (2001-2004), Head of the Institute of Theoretical
Physics (1995-1999)

Skill Pill: Classical and ab initio Molecular Simulations - 2 of 3

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00
B700, Lab 3

Skill Pill: Classical and ab initio Molecular Simulations will make you shake your molecules around.

Anyone welcome.

More information and signup here.

[Seminar] The geometric structure underlying the standard model of particle physics

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 13:30 to 14:30
C016 Lab1

Speaker: Dr. Shane Farnsworth (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam-Golm, Germany)

Title: The geometric structure underlying the standard model of particle physics

Seminar "Spectroscopy with Josephson Junctions"

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 13:30 to 14:30
C210, Center building

Dr. Çağlar Girit, French National Research Agency (CNRS) & College de France

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