Colloquium - Linn Van Woerkom (The Ohio State University) - Lighting the Way - Perspectives on the 2018 Physics Nobel Prize

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Linn Van Woerkom (The Ohio State University) 1/8/19 colloquium speaker
January 8, 2019
3:45PM - 4:45PM
Location
1080 Physics Research Building - Smith Seminar Room - reception at 3:30 pm in the Atrium

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Add to Calendar 2019-01-08 15:45:00 2019-01-08 16:45:00 Colloquium - Linn Van Woerkom (The Ohio State University) - Lighting the Way - Perspectives on the 2018 Physics Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2018 was awarded “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics.” The prize was shared with one half going to Arthur Ashkin for the invention and application of optical tweezers, and the other half shared by Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland for the invention of chirped pulse amplification (CPA) in the field of ultrafast, high intensity lasers. In this talk I will describe the techniques and explore the extraordinary impact they have had on science and technology. 

1080 Physics Research Building - Smith Seminar Room - reception at 3:30 pm in the Atrium Department of Physics physics@osu.edu America/New_York public
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The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2018 was awarded “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics.” The prize was shared with one half going to Arthur Ashkin for the invention and application of optical tweezers, and the other half shared by Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland for the invention of chirped pulse amplification (CPA) in the field of ultrafast, high intensity lasers. In this talk I will describe the techniques and explore the extraordinary impact they have had on science and technology.