On January 21, 2015, Willy Shih, Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management and Practice at the Harvard Business School, gave a leadership workshop to 30 of our Research Scholars. In teams of five, with each person assigned a specific role, scholars used a computer simulation to climb Mt. Everest. You’ll have to talk with the participants to find out how their teams fared!
Figure 2: Inner structure of the skyrmion in the (x, z) plane. (a) In-trap SF densities of the |+1〉 (|−1〉) bosons form a vortex (antivortex) around the equator, whereas that of the |0〉 condensate in (b) creates a dark soliton at the poles. [from M. Kanász-Nagy, B. Dóra, E.A. Demler & G. Zaránd, "Stabilizing the false vacuum: Mott skyrmions," Scientific Reports 5:7692 | doi:10.1038/srep07692.
Figure 3: Protocol for quantum-enhanced nuclear spin imaging. First the NV measures a 1D NMR spectrum (sense). During this step, polarization is selectively transferred from the NV to a particular nuclear spin in the protein (polarize). Polarization is then allowed to spread (diffusion), driven by the nuclear spin-spin dipolar coupling. The polarization now localized on a different nuclear spin is transferred back to the NV spin and measured optically (reverse-sense). [from A. Ajoy, U. Bissbort, M.D. Lukin, R.L. Walsworth, and P.
Figure 8. One degree FWHM full-sky map of f1 derived from our low-resolution fits described in Section 7.4. [from A.M. Meisner and D.P. Finkbeiner, "Modeling thermal dust emission with two components: application to the Planck high frequency instrument maps," 2015 ApJ 798:88 | doi:10.1088/0004-637X/798/2/88. © 2015 The American Astronomical Society.]
Kim Bernard, visiting Artist-in-Residence in the Physics Department, has set up a studio in SciBox 302 for the spring semester. She will be working with students in the Physics 15a lab to integrate kinetic art making into existing and new lab projects as natural extensions of the projects themselves. Bernard will be sitting in on physics labs and lectures and using the department's equipment to create new work. She is looking forward to collaborating with students, faculty and staff in a cross disciplinary exchange between art and science. Everyone is welcome to stop by her studio to see what she's creating!
Henry is a sophomore Physics concentrator; Sabrina is a graduate student in the Harvard Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature; Tony graduated from our department with a PhD in astrophysics in 2013. Henry, Sabrina and Tony are among this year's "FORBES 30 Under 30: Young Scientists Who Are Changing The World." (For more information, please see the Forbes article)
Figure 4: Optical access to spin levels of SiV− in diamond. (a) A SiV− center consists of a silicon atom between two vacant lattice sites and is aligned along a <111> crystal bond direction.[From: L.J. Rogers, K.D. Jahnke, M.H. Metsch, A. Sipahigil, et al., "All-Optical Initialization, Readout, and Coherent Preparation of Single Silicon-Vacancy Spins in Diamond," Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 263602 (22 December 2014) | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.263602]