Forthcoming Events

05.09.2022 - 09.09.2022, Iseolago hotel, Iseo, Italy.


MUST2022 Conference- a great success!
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Wörner, Chergui, and Richardson
FELs of Europe prize for Jeremy Rouxel- “Development or innovative use of advanced instrumentation in the field of FELs”
Ruth Signorell wins Doron prizefor pioneering contributions to the field of fundamental aerosol science
New FAST-Fellow Uwe Thumm at ETH- lectures on Topics in Femto- and Attosecond Science
International Day of Women and Girls in Science- SSPh asked female scientists about their experiences
New scientific highlight- by MUST PIs Milne, Standfuss and Schertler
EU XFEL Young Scientist Award for Camila Bacellar,beamline scientist and group leader of the Alvra endstation at SwissFEL
Prizes for Giulia Mancini and Rebeca Gomez CastilloICO/IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics & Ernst Haber 2021
Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to RESOLV Member Benjamin List- for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis
NCCR MUST at Scientifica 2021- Lightning, organic solar cells, and virtual molecules
#NCCRWomen- NCCR MUST celebrates 50 years women’s right to vote in Switzerland

Quantum Sensing and Control

Date Mo, 18.11.2019 - Mo, 18.11.2019
Time 16:45h
Speaker Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Wolf, GAP-Biophotonics, Uni Geneva
Location ETHZ, Hönggerberg Campus, HPF G-6
Program Quantum technology and quantum control with optimally tailored ultrashort laser pulses are revolutionizing molecular spectroscopy. For instance, they allowed not only observing with unprecedented detail the atomic motion within molecules but also controlling it using quantum interferences.
After introducing some basic concepts about quantum pathways interference, we will concentrate on its application for discriminating signals from biological molecules that exhibit almost identical linear absorption and fluorescence spectra. In particular, quantum discrimination between amino acids allows for selectively identifying proteins in blood serum, like antibodies (Immunoglobulins G and M) and albumin. This disruptive approach was called “Quantum Controlled based Bio-assays”.
The second part of the presentation will be dedicated to the vision process. We showed very recently that photo-isomerization of the retinal rhodopsin in live animals can be manipulated by quantum control procedures and thus that the vision process is sensitive to the spectral phase, unlike the usually adopted physiological concepts.
Finally, we will show some preliminary experiments that open the possibility of directly seeing entanglement with the bare eye.
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