CUNY Advanced Science Seminar Series
Please note: Shana Kelley's seminar has been postponed
Louis DiMauro is a Professor of Physics at Ohio State University.
The invention of the optical laser over five decades ago has transformed science and technology, providing broad benefits to society. The new millennium is equally poised for a renaissance in x-ray science enabled by a new class of light sources, the XFEL era. The XFEL’s unprecedented brightness and brevity will allow, for the first time, the production of ultra-fast molecular movies with atomic spatial resolution. New capabilities for coherent imaging of single macromolecule will contribute to cataloging the constituents of life. The extraordinary intensity will open the field of nonlinear optics in the x-ray regime. In this talk we will discuss the principles of these unique light sources and contrast x-ray matter interactions to the well-known response using optical lasers. In addition, a number of experiments conducted on the world’s first XFEL at SLAC, the LCLS, will emphasize the high frequency response of atomic systems.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research presents the CUNY Advanced Science Seminar (CASS) series focusing on five key and emerging science flagship disciplines at CUNY: nanoscience, photonics, environmental science, structural biology, and neuroscience. The seminars feature leaders in these fields, who spend a day at CUNY and meet with faculty and students. These disciplines are the focus of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), which is scheduled to open in 2014. For more information please visit the ASRC website
Each Spring 2013 seminar will be followed by a small reception to allow the audience an extended opportunity to discuss questions with the speaker.
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