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
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.
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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Researchers from Harvard, MIT, and the City University of Hong Kong, led by Professors Mikhail Lukin and Hongkun Park, developed a new approach for nanoscale temperature control inside a living cell using techniques from quantum optics.
A team of MIT, Harvard, and the Vienna University of Technology scientists built an all-optical transistor. Using ultracold atoms researchers were able to demonstrate that a single gate photon can control the transmission of hundreds of signal photons.
For more information, see the Science article(1) and the MIT Press Release(2).