Undesired Usage and the Robust Self-Assembly of Heterogeneous Structures

February 19, 2015
Figure 8

Figure 8: Non-stoichiometric concentrations can suppress undesired aggregation in irreversible colloidal assembly. From A. Murugan, J. Zou & M.P. Brenner, "Undesired usage and the robust self-assembly of heterogeneous structures," Nature Communications 6:6203 | doi:10.1038/ncomms7203. Reprinted by permission from Macmillan Publishers Ltd:Nature Communications ©2015.


Demler Named 'Distinguished Scholar' at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

February 17, 2015

Prof. I. Cirac (right) hands the Certificate to Prof. Demler (Photo: MPQ)

Prof. Eugene Demler has been honoured as a 'Distinguished Scholar' by the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. This program has been launched by MPQ two years ago "in order to offer outstanding scientists from other research institutes worldwide new cooperation possibilities[...]


Demler Wins Carl Friedrich Siemens Research Award

January 30, 2015
Prof. Eugene Demler
Prof. Eugene Demler has been elected the recipient of a Carl Friedrich Siemens Research Award. This award is conferred in recognition of lifetime achievements in a science field, without any restrictions being placed on the choice of science discipline or the applicant’s country of origin. The award winner is invited to carry out research projects of his/her own choice in cooperation with colleagues in Germany.

Decoherence Imaging of Spin Ensembles Using a Scanning Single-Electron Spin in Diamond

January 29, 2015
Fig. 1

Figure 1: Detecting surface electron spin ensembles using a scanning magnetometer composed of a single nitrogen-vacancy (NV) spin. (a): Schematic of the experiment. The NV spin resides in a nanopillar fabricated on a diamond scanning platform, with distance d from the sample surface. The angle between the normal direction of the surface and the quantization axis of the NV spin θ is imposed by crystallographic directions. The NV spin is optically initialized and read out from above. A nearby antenna is used to apply microwave pulses to manipulate the NV spin state coherently.


Harvard Physics Research Poster Session

January 28, 2015

The physics Graduate Student Council (GSC) organized the Harvard Physics Research Poster Session with the intent of increasing intra-departmental communication between graduate students. Senior grad students working in physics labs presented their research to a fellow grad student audience who are either looking for a lab to join or who are simply curious about physics research. The GSC plans to organize this event annually.

See the slideshow of the event.