Past lectures


Distinguished Lecturer Series: Prof. Martin Quack

Parity Violation in Chiral Molecules: From Theory towards Spectroscopic Experiment and Evolution of Biomolecular Homochirality Speaker: Prof. Martin Quack, ETH Zurich Symmetry and asymmetry are concepts, which are used in...[more]


Topology, Skyrmions and their dynamics - "Banana kicks in magnetism"

Dr. Karin Everschor-Sitte, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 was awarded to David J. Thouless (1/2), F. Duncan M. Haldane (1/4) and J. Michael Kosterlitz (1/4) “for theoretical discoveries of...[more]


Suspended membrane arrays for optomechanics and sensing

Prof. Aurelien Dantan, Aarhus University Due to the possibilities for their electric, magnetic or optical activation, suspended micromechanical resonators are ubiquitous in sensing, signal processing or metrology...[more]


Quantum Nanomechanics - from levitation to many-body spin-spin interactions

Dr. Jan Gieseler, Harvard University Nitrogen vacancy (NV) centers are promising candidates for quantum computation, withroom temperature optical spin read-out and initialization, microwave manipulability, andweak coupling to...[more]


Super- and sub-radiance of coupled quantum emitters in confined light fields

Prof. Helmut Ritsch, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Innsbruck, Austria Spontaneous emission of atoms is modified by the presence of other atoms in close vicinity inducing collective super- as well as sub-radiance. The most...[more]


Lecture: Two- and Three-dimensional organic microlasers

Dr. Stefan Bittner, Department of Applied Physics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA [more]