Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Positron Physics


Seminars for 2008/09 Academic Year

3rd Term

Date Speaker Institution
06 May
Michele Pavanello  University of Arizona Explicitly Correlated Gaussian Functions in Very High Accuracy Variational Calculations of Small Hydrogen Clusters: H3+, H4+, and H4
13 May Laszlo Sarkadi Hungarian Academy of Sciences Electron-electron dynamics in energetic atomic collisions studied by means of zero-degree electron spectroscopy

22 May


Exceptionally in E1 at 11:30 a.m.

James Sullivan Australian National University Low energy positron experiments - benchmarks and biomolecules
03 June Olivier Dulieu Laboratoire Aimé Cotton Electronic structure of alkali dimers and trimers. Prospects for alignment and orientation effects
10 June Almas Sadreev Siberian Federal University Resonances in nonlinear systems
17 June David Cooke/Jose  Reslen AMOPP PhD talks Positron Impact Ionization of Molecules/Long Range Correlations In Boson Chains
01 July Nick Coppendale/Rui Zhang AMOPP PhD talks Towards chirped optical Stark deceleration of molecules/Positron-molecule collision studies using the R-Matrix with pseudostates method

 03 July


Exceptionally at 11:30 a.m. in E1

 David B  Cassidy  University of California, Riverside Laser spectroscopy of atomic and molecular positronium
08 July Imma Procino  AMOPP PhD talks Laser induced molecular axis alignment: measuring it and using it in a high harmonic generation experiment
 15 July  Brendon Lovett  University of Oxford Optical control of quantum coherence in matter systems

2nd Term

Date Speaker Institution

08 January


Ivette Schuller Technical University of Berlin Entanglement in non-inertial frames and curved spacetime
14 January Hendrik Ulbricht University of Southampton Molecule interferometry and metrology applications
21 January No Seminar No seminar AMOPP Open Day
11 February Tobias Osborne Royal Holloway Information propagation through quantum spin systems
18 February No Seminar No Seminar

Physics Colloquium

Massey Lecture Theater, 4pm

Léon Sanche (University of Sherbrooke)


25 February Florian Marquardt University of Munich Optomechanics
4 March

David Marcus Appleby

Cancelled due to speaker's illness

Queen Mary College God, dice and other matters: idiosyncratic remarks on quantum foundations
11 March Andrew Ho Royal Holloway Quantum Simulation of the Hubbard Model: The Attractive Route
 18 March Susan Perkin University College London Sticky, charged, and slippery: Films of water and ionic liquids, and the molecular basis of lubrication

 25 March

Exceptionally at 15:30

Maurizio Musso University of Salzburg Raman spectroscopy of molecular liquids and of biomaterials
 1 April Ken Taylor Queen's University Belfast Atoms and small molecules exposed to intense light

 15 April

Exceptionally in E7

Alan Aspuru-Guzik Harvard University Time-dependent current density functional theory for open quantum systems

1st Term

Date Speaker Institution

16 September


Charles Creffield Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Madrid Quantum control of cold bosonic atoms using periodic driving fields
1 October Christopher Hooley University of St Andrews Scaling and criticality in optical lattice systems: the influence of the trapping potential
8 October No Seminar (Bragg Lecture) No seminar(Bragg Lecture) Bragg Lecture:  Professor Sumio Iijima (Meijo University, Japan), The 17 year old carbon nanotubes
Location: Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre, 25 Gordon Street
15 October Agapi Emmanouilidou University of Massachussets Quasiclassical tools for exploring how electrons escape in multi-electron atoms during their ionization by single photon absorption or by strong laser fields

21 October


Sean Barrett Imperial College London Phase transitions in the computational power of a many-body system
29 October Francesca Baletto King's College London Water clusters in atmosphere
5 November Dmitry Shalashilin University of Leeds Quantum simulations with Coupled Coherent States. From vibrational dynamics to electron dynamics in strong laser field
12 November Kai Dieckmann Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich Ultracold Heteronuclear Fermi-Fermi Molecules
 19 November Baowen Li National University of Singapore Computation with phonons/heat
 26 November  Pieter Kok  University of Sheffield  Optical quantum computing with photonic and matter qubits
 03 December Simon Brawley student seminar (UCL)  Positronium collisions with atoms and molecules

 10 December

(exceptionally from 15:00 to 16:00) 

 Madalin Guta  University of Nottingham Local asymptotic normality in quantum statistics
 17 December Andrey A. Vigasin  Russian Academy of Sciences Infrared spectroscopy of the OH stretching bands in small water clusters