Outreach: Scientific Community

The CUA participates actively in conferences within the Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics community. Additionally, we maintain a robust visitor program, in which we host short and long term visitors at both Harvard and MIT.

Past Events

Thu August 29, 2019 12:00 am
CUA PIs selected students and postdoc representatives among their groups to act as advisors in the discussion of the CUA values. The representatives discussed and came up with a list of values centered around two themes (research and community). The list was then displayed in the final format of the Community value posters, distributed and...
Mon May 20, 2019 4:00 pm
Location:10-250
On May 20, the definitions for the units of mass, charge, temperature and mole will change.  This is a major change in the international system of units, eliminating all man-made objects from these definitions.  This talk will provide some historical background and motivation for defining fundamental base units.  However, the main focus of the talk...
Thu September 13, 2018 12:00 am
Location:Cambridge
On September 13 in CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA, the 2018 Ig Nobel Prizes, honoring achievements that first make people laugh, and then think, were awarded at Harvard University’s historic Sanders Theatre tonight before 1,100 spectators in a ceremony filled with paper airplanes, hearts, and ten-trillion dollar bills. This was the 28th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize...
Tue February 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Paola Cappellaro presents at Soap Box Series at the MIT Museum

Location:MIT Museum
Paola Cappellaro, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Paola Cappellaro co-presented the panel talk “Quantum Computers and Philosophy of Science” at the MIT Museum, as a part of their Soap Box Series on Quantum Quandaries and other Heavy Matters.

Fri May 27, 2016 12:00 am

Post-DAMOP AMO Community Lab Tours

MIT and Harvard both opened their labs to the AMO Community following DAMOP. These lab tours were very well attended at both institutions!