Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Diagnostics and Ordering in Molecular Photonics

Prof. Jean-Michel Nunzi
Université d'Angers

Thursday, May 19, 2005
10:30 AM @ Chernoff 213

Abstract:

Light-matter interaction in molecular materials can bear many different aspects: from the realisation of new components and devices for electronics, to the molecular machines which walk and self-organise as living entities. Some examples show how the characterisation and ordering techniques based on optical beams can be generalised to new unconventional ideas in nanosciences, biosciences and quantum optics. Chirality is one of the various aspects of unconventional optics. One objective is to understand the origins of the homochirality of life. From a more fundamental point of view, the coupling between chiral and magneto-optic interactions is an open research field which deserves strong interaction between physics and chemistry researchers.

Prof Nunzi is an applicant for a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Chiral Photonics, a potential joint appointment between Physics and Chemistry.

Refreshments will be available before the presentation.