Journal Club

The purpose of Journal Club is to keep abreast of new developments in physics inside and outside of our own specialties and to give post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students experience in reading, interpreting, evaluating and presenting physics topics taken directly from the primary literature. It will be held every Friday afternoon, 16:00Hrs in G7 (provisionally).

The presentations are usually 30+ minutes long, followed by a 20+ minute discussion.

Everybody is welcome to listen, suggest and present!

23 Mar 12 || Ali Muhemmed
Observation of Spontaneous Brillouin Cooling
Gaurav Bahl, Mattew Tomes, Florian Marquardt, and Tal Carmon
Nature Physics 8, 203-207 (2012)

16 Mar 12 || Jeremie Gillet
Quantum Game of Life
D. Bleh, T. Calarco, S. Montangero
Euro. Phys. Lett. 97, 20012 (2012)

9 Mar 12 || Yong Yang
Heralded quantum entanglement between two crystals
Imam Usmani, Christoph Clausen, Felix Bussieres, Nicolas Sangouard, Mikael Afzelius, and Nicolas Gisin
Nature Photonics doi:10.1038/nphoton.2012.34 (2012)

2 Mar 12 || David Rea
Why everything that seems obvious isn't
Duncan Watts
Physics World 24, 10 (October 2011)

24 Feb 12 || Ramgopal Madugani
Observation of the dynamical Casimir effect in a superconducting circuit
C. M. Wilson, G. Johansson, A. Pourkabirian, M. Simoen, J. R. Johansson, T. Duty, F. Nori & P. Delsing
Nature 479, 376-379 (2011)

17 Feb 12 || Giang Truong
Optical negative refraction by four-wave mixing in this metallic nanostructures
S. Palomba, S. Zhang, Y. Park, G. Bartal, X. Yin and X. Zhang
Nature Materials 11, 34 - 38 (2012)

10 Feb 12 || Ricard Menchon Enrich
Zero Phase Delay in Negative-Refractive-Index Photonic Crystal Superlattices
S. Kocaman, M. S. Aras, P. Hsieh, J. F. McMillan, C. G. Biris, N. C. Panoiu, M. B. Yu, D. L. Kwong, A. Stein, and C. W. Wong
Nature Photonics 5, 499-505 (2011)

03 Feb 12 || Laura Russell
Observation of Quantum Motion of a Nanomechanical Resonator
Amir H. Safavi-Naeini, Jasper Chan, Jeff T. Hill, Thiago P. Mayer Alegre, Alex Krause, and Oskar Painter
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 033602 (2012)

27 Jan 12 || Amy Watkins
Electrically driven directional motion of a four-wheeled molecule on a metal surface
T. Kudernac, N. Ruangsupapichat, M. Parschau, B. Macia, N. Katsonis, S. R. Harutyunyan, K.-H. Ernst & B. L. Feringa
Nature 479, 208 (2011)

20 Jan 12 || Lee James O' Riordan
Demonstration of temporal cloaking
Moti Fridman, Alessandro Farsi, Yoshitomo Okawachi, and Alexander L. Gaeta
Nature 481, 62 - 65 (2012)

13 Jan 12 || Mary Frawley
Single-Cell Biological Lasers
M. C. Gather and S. Hyun Yun
Nature Photonics 5, 406-410 (2011)

6 Jan 12 || Ravi Kumar
Entangling Macroscopic Diamonds at Room Temperature
K. C. Lee, et al.
Science 334, 1253 (2011)

09 Dec 11 || Steve Campbell
The quantum state cannot be interpreted statistically
Matthew F. Pusey, Jonathan Barrett, Terry Rudolph
arXiv:1111.3328 (2011)

02 Dec 11 || Alex Petcu
Enumerating (multiplex) juggling sequences
Steve Butler and Ron Graham
Annals of Combinatorics Volume 13, Number 4, 413-424 (2010)

18 Nov 11 || Tara Hennessy
Precision Measurement of Gravity with Cold Atoms in an Optical Lattice and Comparison with a Classical Gravimeter
N. Poli, F.-Y. Wang, M. G. Tarallo, A. Alberti, M. Prevedell, and G. M. Tino
Phys. Rev. Lett 106, 038501 (2011)

11 Nov 11 || Ciaran Phelan
Exploring the Thermodynamic Limits of Computation in Integrated Systems: Magnetic Memory, Nanomagnetic Logic, and the Landauer Limit
Brian Lambson, David Carlton, and Jeffrey Bokor
Phys. Rev. Lett 107, 010604 (2011)

04 Nov 11 || Nicola Lo Gull
Lateral thinking, from the Hopfield model to cortical dynamics
Athena Akrami, Eleonora Russo, Alessandro Treves
Brain Research, July 23 (2011)

28 Oct 11 || C. M. Chandrashekar
Measurement of the neutrino velocity with the OPERA detector in the CNGS beam
OPERA Collaboration
arXiv:1109.4897, (2011)

21 Oct 11 || Mark Daly
Optogenetics: An Illuminating Journey into the Brain
Karl Deissoroth
Optics & Photonics News,22, No. 7, July 2011
Annu. Rev. Neurosci. 34, 389412 (2011)

07 Oct 11 || Thomás Fogarty
The Ten Thousand Kims
Seung Ki Baek, Petter Minnhagen and Beom Jun Kim
N. J. Phys. 13, 073036 (2011)
Nature 476, 128 (2011)

04 Mar 11 || Colm Gillis
Bose Einstein condensation of photons in an optical microcavity
Jan Klaers. Julian Schmitt, Frank Vewinger & Martin Weitz
Nature 468, 545 (2010)

25 Feb 11 || Tara Hennessy
Macroscopic Invisibility Cloak for Visible Light
Baile Zhang, Yuan Luo, Xiaogang Liu, and George Barbastathis
Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 033901 (2010)

18 Feb 11 || Thomas Fogarty
Wake Tracking and the Detection of Vortex Rings by the Canal Lateral Line of Fish
Jan-Moritz P. Franosch, Hendrick J. A. Hagedorn, Julie Goulet, Jacob Englemann and J. Leo van Hemmen
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 078102 (2009)

11 Feb 11 || Carlo Di Franco
Structure and Response in the World Trade Network
J. He and M. W. Deem
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 198701 (2010)

4 Feb 11 || Amy Watkins
Optical Microbubble Resonator
M. Sumetsky, Y Dulashko and R. S. Windeler
Optics Letters 35, 898 (2010)

28 Jan 11 || Yuqiang Wu
Stable optical lift
G.A. Swartzlander Jr, T.J. Peterson, A.B. Artusio-Glimpse & A.D. Raisanen
Nature Photonics 5, 48 (2011)

21 Jan 11 || Mary Frawley
Realization of curved Bessel beams: propagation around obstructions
J.E. Morris, T. Cizmár, H.I.C. Dalgarno, R.F. Marchington, F.J. Gunn-Moore and K. Dholakia
J. Opt.12, 124002 (2010)

14 Jan 11 || Laura Russell
Optical Interface Created by Laser-Cooled Atoms Trapped in the Evanescent Field Surrounding an Optical Nanofiber
E. Vetsch, D. Reitz, G. Sagué, R. Schmidt, S. T. Dawkins, and A. Rauschenbeutel
Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 203603 (2010)

10 Dec 10 || Alex Petcu
A ground-based transmission spectrum of the super-Earth exoplanet GJ 1214b
Jacob L. Bean, Eliza Miller-Ricci Kempton and Derek Homeier
Nature 468, 669 (2010)

3 Dec 10 || Tadhg Morgan
Wireless adiabatic power transfer
A. A. Rangelov, H. Suchowski, Y. Silberberg, N. V. Vitanov
arXiv:1011.0697 (2010)

26 Nov 10 || Guiseppe Pucci
Mutual adaptation of a Faraday instability pattern with its flexible boundaries
G. Pucci, E. Fort, M. Ben Amar and Y. Couder
Phys. Rev. Lett. (2010)

19 Nov 10 || Nicola Lo Gullo
Group chase and escape
A. Kamimura and T. Ohira
New J. Phys.12, 053013 (2010)

04 Jun 10 || Laura Russell
Nearest-Neighbor Detection of Atoms in a 1D Optical Lattice by Fluorescence Imaging
Michal Karski, Leonid Förster, Jai-Min Choi, Wolfgang Alt, Artur Widera and Dieter Meschede
Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 053001 (2009)

14 May 10 || Mary Frawley
Rapid and precise absolute distance measurements at long range
I. Coddington, W. C. Swann, L. Nenadovic & N. R. Newbury
Nature Photonics 3, 351 (2009)

7 May 10 || Thomas Fogarty
Shape of Fair Weather Clouds
Y. Wang and G. Zocchi
Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 118502 (2010)

16 Apr 10 || Mark Daly
Cold atom dynamics in crossed laser beam waveguides
E. Torrontegui, J. Echanobe, A. Ruschhaupt, D. GuŽery-Odelin, and J. G. Muga
arXiv:1003.4594v2 (2010)

9 Apr 10 || Amy Watkins
Antibubble lifetime: next term Influence of the bulk viscosity and of the surface modulus of the mixture
S. Dorbolo, D. Terwagne, R. Delhalle, J. Dujardin, N. Huet, N. Vandewalle, and N. Denkov
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering, In Press (2010)

19 Mar 10 || Tadhg Morgan
Quantum mechanics in rotating-radio-frequency traps and Penning traps with a quadrupole rotating field
K. Abe and T. Hasegawa
Phys. Rev. A 81, 033402 (2010)

12 Mar 10 || Nicola LoGullo
Entanglement and Composite Bosons
C. Chudzicki,O. Oke, and W.K. Wootters
Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 070402 (2010)

5 Mar 10 || Yuqiang Wu
Laser cooling of solids to cryogenic temperatures
D.V. Seletskiy, S.D. Melgaard, S. Bigotta, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, M. Sheik-Bahae
Nature Photonics 4, 161 (2010)

13 Feb 09 || Yuqiang Wu
Harnessing optical forces in integrated photonic circuits
Mo Li, W.H.P. Pernice, C. Xiong, T. Baehr-Jones, M. Hochberg and H.X. Tang
Nature 456, 480 (2008)

6 Feb 09 || Brian O'Sullivan
Nature of 'superluminal' barrier tunneling
H.G. Winful
Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 023901 (2003)

30 Jan 09 || Amy Watkins
Observation of nonlinear laser spectra of cold atoms in diffuse light
W. Zhang, H. Cheng, L. Liu and Y. Wang
arXiv:0901.1706v1 (2009)

23 Jan 09 || Suzanne McEndoo
Doing Arithmetic with Nonlinear Acoustic Vortices
R. Marchiano and J.-L. Thomas
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 064301 (2008)

16 Jan 09 || Shane Mansfield
Quantum Information Cannot Be Completely Hidden in Correlations: Implications for the Black-Hole Information Paradox
S.L. Braunstein and A.K. Pati
Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 080502 (2007)

12 Dec 08 || Kieran Deasy
Resonance-driven random lasing
S. Gottardo, R. Sapienza, P.D. Garcia, A. Blanco, D.S. Wiersma & C. Lopez
Nature Photonics 2, 429 (2008)

5 Dec 08 || Tara Hennessy
Quantum computation in optical lattices via global laser addressing
A. Kay and J.K. Pachos
New Journal of Physics6, 126 (2004)

28 Nov 08 || Michael Morrissey
Correlation between nanosecond X-ray flashes and stick-slip friction in peeling tape
C.G. Camara, J.V. Escobar, J.R. Hird & S.J. Putterman
Nature 455, 1089 (2008)

21 Nov 08 || Jonathan Ward
Quantum-to-Classical Transition with Single-Photon-Added Coherent States of Light
A. Zavatta, S. Viciani, M. Bellini
Science 306, 660 (2004)

14 Nov 08 || Laura Russell
Fabrication of Magneto-Optical Atom Traps on a Chip
G. Lewis, Z. Moktadir, C. Gollasch, M. Kraft, S. Pollock, F. Ramirez-Martinez, J. P. Ashmore, A. Laliotis, M. Trupke, E. A. Hinds
arXiv:0804.4593 (2008)

7 Nov 08 || John Goold
Squeezing and entanglement in a Bose-Einstein condensate
J. Esteve, C. Gross, A. Weller, S. Giovanazzi & M.K. Oberthaler
Nature 455, 1216 (2008)

23 May 08 || Brian O'Sullivan
Optical pumping Assisted Electromagnetically Induced Transparency
W. Jiang et al.
Phys. Rev. A 73, 053804 (2006)

16 May 08 || Danny Gleeson
Fiber-Optical Analog of the Event Horizon
T.G. Philbin et al.
Science 319, 1367 (2008)

9 May 08 || Kieran Deasy
Biased Bilayer Graphene: Semiconductor with a Gap Tunable by the Electric Field Effect
E.V. Castro et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett.99, 216802 (2007)

25 Apr 08 || Yuqiang Wu
Twin-core fiber optical tweezers
L. Yuan, Z. Liu, J. Yang, and C. Guan
Opt. Express 16, 4559 (2008)

18 Apr 08 || Suzanne McEndoo
Why should anyone care about computing with anyons?
G.K. Brennen and J.K. Pachos
Proc. R. Soc. A 464, 1 (2008)

11 Apr 08 || Jonathan Ward
Factorization of Numbers with the Temporal Talbot Effect: Optical Implementation by a Sequence of Shaped Ultrashort Pulses
D. Bigourd et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 030202 (2008)

14 Mar 08 || John Goold
Evidence for wavelike energy transfer through quantum coherence in photosynthetic systems
G.S. Engles et al.
Nature 446, 782 (2007)

7 Mar 08 || Laura Russel
Towards a Spiderman suit: large invisible cables and self-cleaning releasable superadhesive materials
N.M. Pugno
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19, 395001 (2007)

29 Feb 08 || Danny Lynch
Breaking Network Logjams
M. Effros et al.
Scientific American 6, 78 (2007)

22 Feb 08 || Roy Healy
Black Holes at the Large Hadron Collider
S. Dimopoulos and G. Landsberg
Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 161602 (2001)

15 Feb 08 || Cleitus Antony
Interaction-free measurement : the detection of objects without light or anything else ever hitting them
P.G. Kwiat et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 4763 (1995)

8 Feb 08 || Michael Morrissey
Dark Energy and The Accelerating Universe
E.V. Lindner
arXive:0705.4102v1

7 Dec 07 || Danny Gleeson
Sequential quantum teleportation of optical coherent states
H. Yonezawa et al.
Phys. Rev. A 76, 032305 (2007)

30 Nov 07 || Yuqiang Wu
The Mpemba Effect: Hot water can freeze faster than cold?
M. Jeng
arXiv:physics:0512262

16 Nov 07 || Thejesh Bandi
Trapping of Rb Atoms by AC Electric Fields
S. Schlunk et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 223002 (2007)

9 Nov 07 || Johnathan Ward
Weak Gravitational Field of the Electromagnetic Radiation in a Ring Laser
R.L. Mallett
Phys. Lett. A 269, 214 (2000)

2 Nov 07 || Kieran Deasy
Status of Gravitational Wave Detectors
P.R. Saulson
Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 572, 528 (2007)

26 Oct 07 || Suzanne McEndoo
Vortex Formation by Merging of Multiple Trapped Bose-Einstein Condensates
D.R. Scherer et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 110402 (2007)

19 Oct 07 || Michael Morrisey
Two-dimensional transport and transfer of a single qubit in optical tweezers
J. Beugnon et al.
Nature Physics 3, 696 (2007)

12 Oct 07 || John Goold
Generation of optical 'Schrödinger cats' from photon number states
A. Ourjoumtsev et al.
Nature 448, 784 (2007)

15 Feb 07 || Thejesh Bandi
Optical Nanofibers
K.P. Nayak et al.
quant-ph/0610136

08 Feb 07 || Danny O'Shea
Quantum teleportation between light and matter
J.F. Sherson et al.
Nature 443, 557 (2006)

01 Feb 07 || Jonathan Ward
Demonstration of microfiber knot laser
X. Jiang et al.
Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 143513 (2006)

25 Jan 07 || Brian O'Sullivan
Mesoscopic Fermi gas in a harmonic trap
J. Schneider and H. Wallis
Phys. Rev. A 57, 1253 (1998)

18 Jan 07 || Michael Morrissey
Observation of strong coupling between one atom and a monolithic microresonator
T. Aoki et al.
Nature 443 671 (2006)

11 Jan 07 || Suzanne McEndoo
Vortex formation in a stirred Bose-Einstein condensate
K.W. Madison et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 806 (2000)

15 Dec 06 || Kieran Deasy
Holographic generation of microtrap arrays for single atoms by use of a programmable phase modulator
S. Bergamini et al.
J Opt Soc Am B 21, 1889 (2004)

08 Dec 06 || John Goold
Breakdown of Time-Dependent Mean-Field Theory for a One-Dimensional Condensate of Impenetrable Bosons
M.D. Girardeau and E.M. Wright
Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5239 (2000)

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