Atomic Molecular and Optical physics (AMO) and Quantum Information (QI) seminar

Atomic, molecular and optical physics, and also quantum information science, are both very diverse fields, encompassing academic and industrial research across many scientific and engineering disciplines.  Accordingly, the AMOQI seminar series at UC Berkeley aims to cover both scientific fields (AMO and QI) quite broadly, covering topics in physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and other disciplines with relevance to the field. Similarly, this seminar series is intended to serve not only the AMO and QIS communities in the UC Berkeley Physics Department, but also others in our department, in other departments of the University, and our colleagues at the nearby Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Their presence at and input regarding our seminars is warmly encouraged.

A typical audience at our seminars consists of 30 or so students, postdocs and professors from these varied communities. Speakers should keep this makeup in mind when crafting their presentations, aiming to allow an attendee at the level of a first-year graduate student and a modest exposure to modern AMO and QI science to understand much of their presentation.

Seminars are held normally on Wednesdays during the academic year, from 11 am - 12 noon, in 325 LeConte Hall (NE corner of Old LeConte). On special occasions, seminars may move in time and location, so please check the schedule for such possible changes. Speakers should prepare ~50 minute presentations, allowing time for questions during and after the talk.  Specific audio-visual needs beyond LCD projectors should be requested of the organizers before the talk.