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Attractive Photons in a Quantum Nonlinear Medium

October 1, 2013

Figure reprinted by permission from Macmillan Publishers Ltd: Nature ©2013

The fundamental properties of light derive from its constituent particles - massless quanta (photons) that do not interact with one another. However, it has long been known that the realization of coherent interactions between individual photons, akin to those associated with conventional massive particles, could enable a wide variety of novel scientific and engineering applications.

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How the Gut Gets Its Villi

September 5, 2013

An international group of researchers, including Professor L. Mahadevan, has developed a quantitative computational model for the development of villi in the gut of humans and other species.

Read A.E. Shyer1, T. Tallinen, N.L. Nerurkar1, Z. Wei, E.S. Gil, D.L. Kaplan, C.J. Tabin, and L. Mahadevan, "Villification: How the Gut Gets Its Villi," Science, August 29 2013 (online), DOI 10.1126/science.1238842

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ATLAS Standard Model Workshop

September 4, 2013

The ATLAS Standard Model group workshop will be held in Harvard, 19-21 September, 2013. The first day of the workshop is an open session with invited theory talks. The second and the third days are for ATLAS internal discussions.

The invited theory speakers include Frank Petriello, Matthew Schwartz, Maria Ubiali, Frank Kraus, and Jürgen Reuter; the topics will cover various aspects of the Standard Model physics, from soft QCD to multi-boson production.

For further information, please see https://indico.desy.de/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=8471.

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Quantum Dynamics of Low-Dimensional Systems Workshop

September 4, 2013

The Quantum Dynamics of Low-Dimensional Systems Workshop will be held September 21st and 22nd in Jefferson 250.

This workshop is dedicated to the memory Adilet Imambekov (1981 - 2012). Participants include Lev Ioffe (Rutgers), Jun Kono (Rice), Matteo Rizzi (Mainz), Alexei Tsvelik (Brookhaven), Vladimir Gritsev (Fribourg), Karyn Le Hur (Paris), Aditya Shashi (Rice), Anatoli Polkovnikov, Dima Abanin, Joerg Schmiedmayer, Onlasyn Imambekov & Aigerim Kabdiyeva (Almaty), Leonid Glazman (Yale), Alexey Gorshkov (NIST), Misha Lukin (Harvard), Subir Sachdev (Harvard) and Eugene Demler (Harvard).

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