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PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM by Dr. Jigang Wang on Friday, November 2, 2018

Oct 28, 2018

Speaker: Dr. Jigang Wang
Date: Friday, November 2, 2018
Time: 4:00 P.M.
Room: 205 Currens Hall

Physics in the Fast Lane: Laser Science at One Trillionth of A second or Less

Abstract: The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to laser science and ultrafast optical pulses. In this talk, I will discuss the great work of this year's winners and also our recent progress toward applying these techniques to achieve quantum control in several systems of current focus including superconductors, photovoltaics and topological matter. Finally, I will discuss far-reaching consequences of these results and future quantum matter discovery.

About the speaker: Dr. Jigang Wang, Ames Laboratory of US Department of Energy and Department of Physics & Astronomy, Iowa State University

Dr. Jigang Wang currently is F. Wendell Miller professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University and staff scientist in Ames laboratory of US Department of Energy. He received his Ph.D. from Rice University at 2005, joined Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow from 2005-2008, and then settled at Iowa State University since 2008. His research broadly concerns with non-equilibrium quantum dynamics, ultrafast spectroscopy and nano-imaging of complex materials. He is recipient of the NSF CAREER award and lead PI of the M.W.Keck Award on Quantum Microscopy.