Past Events

[Seminar TODAY] Atomtronics and cavity QED experiments in Auckland.

C209, Center Building

I will discuss two experiments at the University of Auckland. In the first experiment we consider a two dimensional Bose gas in an "atomtronic" circuit. We will look at the effects of Anderson localization and of quantum turbulence. 

In the second experiment we consider an optical nanofiber, which is part of a fiberoptic ring resonator, interacting with atoms in a MOT. We see strong coupling between atoms and photons, and show saturation of the system for 13 photons in the resonator.


Dr. Hooglerland's expertised field

My research is been centered around the interaction and correspondence between light and matter, and the application of its principles to other areas of research. At low temperatures, matter can be made to behave much like light, i.e., best described by waves. In its interaction with such matter, light can behave like it is composed of particles. Laser cooling and trapping forms a key technique in understanding this interplay. I apply these cooling and trapping techniques to experimental research areas of fundamental atomic physics, quantum chaos, quantum information, and atom lasers. From this research emerges a deeper understanding of the quantum world, which determines in turn what happens in the world around us. Spin-offs from this research I am involved with are improved spectroscopic techniques, laser techniques, interferometric high-precision measurements and atomic beam applications.

More up-to-date information can be found on my group website

(Cited from the website of University of Auckland)

[SEMINAR] Post-genomic strategies to understand immune system in plants

C700, Level C, Lab 3

Speaker: Dr. Hirofumi Nakagami

 Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

[SEMINAR] Unraveling developmental and immune networks using integrated omic profiling

C700, Level C, Lab 3

Speaker: Dr. Justin Walley

Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State  

University, Ames, USA.

[PhD Thesis Presentation] - Nino Espinas - rCBP-dependent regulation in rice innate immunity

C700, Level C, Lab 3

Title: rCBP-dependent regulation in rice innate immunity

Speaker: Nino Espinas

Affiliation: PhD Student - Plant Epigenetics Unit (Saze Unit)

[Seminar] Title: RIG-I/MAVS-mediated antiviral innate immune signaling

C700, Lab3

Speaker: Dr. Fajian Hou

​Affiliation: Professor, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences

[Seminar] Title: Using Mechanistic Experiments and Macroecological Models to Understand ant Biodiversity in a Changing World

C209, Center Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Nathan Sanders, Professor at University of Vermont

[Seminar] Title: Anthropogenic Climate Change in Tropical and Subtropical Asia, and Its Impacts on Biodiversity

C209, Center Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Richard T. Corlett, Professor at Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences