Monday, November 28, 20113:00 PM - 4:00 PMCNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)|
Maxwell, Einstein, and Their Impossibilities
Mark G. RaizenCenter 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