Nobel Laureate Serge Haroche about Light and Matter at TU Dresden on 27th June
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On Wednesday, June 27th, Nobel Laureate in Physics Serge Haroche will talk in a public lecture about his experiments on light and matter.
Serge Haroche will talk about the interplay of light and matter on 27th June. At 7 p.m., the French quantum physicist will complete this year's lecture series "Nobel Laureates at TU Dresden" in the Central Lecture Hall with his lecture: "Juggling with atoms and photons in cavity: from fundamental tests to quantum metrology".
The physicist trapped and boxed not Schrödinger‘s cat, but a small light particle – a photon – for investigating the quantum mechanical effects of the collision of light and matter: He trapped photons – which usually disappear when they come upon matter – in a mirrored box for one tenth of a second: Enough time for the light particles to collide and reflect about one billion times at the mirror surface – and for the experimental physicists to guide single atoms across the box and analyze their interplay with the photons. The complicated undertaking of capturing a photon, as
well as the subsequent examination of the crossing atoms needed a brilliant strategy, which was incorporated in a refined experiment at the École normale supérieure in Paris; for his findings illuminating overall quantum mechanical problems, enabling new insights into our world’s microstructure, Haroche was awarded jointly with David Wineland the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2012.
Everyone interested in "Nobel Science" is warmly welcome to join the lecture: We ask for registration at: tu-dresden.de/mn/nobel