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Spring 2014 Seminar focusing on :

Ultrafast Science

Organized by Jim McCusker

Thursdays 12-1pm, BPS 1400. Pizza and other goodies available 11:45am

January 9: Prof. Marcos Dantus
Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University
"Developing and applying the concept of ultrafast shaped pulses as photonic reagents and coherence probes"

January 16: Prof. Warren Beck
Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University
"Nonlinear Optical Studies of Radiationless Decay and Energy Transfer by Carotenoids in Photosynthetic Light Harvesting Proteins"

January 23: Prof. Benjamin Schwartz
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California at Los Angeles
"To Be or Not to Be in a Cavity: The Hydrated Electron Dilemma"

January 30: Prof. Theodore Goodson
Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
"Ultrafast Dynamics in Organic and Inorganic Materials with Enhanced Optical Effects"

February 6: Prof. Michael Therien
Department of Chemistry, Duke University
"Ultrafast Exciton Migration and Charge Transfer Dynamics in Semiconducting Polymer-Carbon Nanotube Superstructures"

February 13: Prof. Paul Evans
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin
"Ultrafast Dynamics in Complex Oxide Electronic Materials"

February 20: Prof. John Papanikolas
Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Visualizing Charge Carrier Motion in Nanowires Using Femtosecond Pump-Probe Microscopy"

February 27: Prof. Michael Wasielewski
Department of Chemistry and Director, Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center, Northwestern University
"Exciton Dynamics and Structural Investigations of Singlet Fission in Molecular Solids"

March 6: Spring Break (no seminar)

March 13: Prof. Tinquian (Tim) Lian
Department of Chemistry, Emory University
"Solar Energy Conversion using Atoms, Molecules, and Solids"

March 20: Prof. John McGuire
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University
"Dynamics and Interactions of Strongly Confined Excitons in Graphene"

March 27: Prof. Andrei Tokmakoff
Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
"Ultrafast Dynamics of Hydrogen Bond Networks in Water from Broadband Infrared Spectroscopy"

April 3: Prof. Xiaoyang Zhu
Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
"Exciton Fission, Quantum Coherence, & Solar Energy Conversion Beyond the Limit"

April 10: Dr. Linda Young
Director X-Ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
"Perspectives on Ultrafast X-ray Studies at DOE Light Sources"

April 17: Prof. Louis DiMauro
Department of Physics, The Ohio State University
"Attoseconds: Faster than a New York Minute"

April 24: Dr. Sergei Tretiak
Physics and Chemistry of Materials, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
"Photoexcited Conjugated Chromophores: Conformational Dynamics, Relaxation Pathways, and Energy Transfer"

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