IC Professor Jerome Fung, gives a talk for the Physics & Astronomy Spring Seminar Series


Contributed by Jill Ackerman

Tuesday April 23: Spring Seminar Series

Please join us for a talk with Jerome Fung -

“The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics: Groundbreaking Inventions in Laser Physics”

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for pioneering achievements that use lasers. Half the prize was awarded to Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou for developing a technique called chirped pulse amplification for amplifying ultrashort laser pulses. The other half was awarded to Arthur Ashkin for the invention of optical tweezers, in which light exerts forces to trap nanoscale objects. I will discuss the underlying physics behind these inventions and highlight some of their applications.

Tuesday April 23
12:10 - 1:00
CNS 206B

Pizza & refreshments will be provided for $1. Please bring your own cup. Remember to reuse, reduce recycle.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the department assistant at jackerman@ithaca.edu