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Monday, November 28, 2011
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)


Maxwell, Einstein, and Their Impossibilities

Mark G. Raizen
Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin

In 1871, James Clerk Maxwell proposed a thought experiment, and in 1907, Albert Einstein made a prediction. Both men concluded that the experimental realizations would be impossible. In this talk I will describe our recent work that relates to this history, and show how it has enabled new methods for controlling matter with light.

Host: Adolfo del Campo, T-4