Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at Stanford and Professor of Quantum Information Science at the National Institute of Informatics will be delivering the 2010 Hermann Anton Haus Lecture Wednesday, April 21, 2010.

The title of Professor Yamamoto’s lecture is, “A Half-Matter/Half-Light Laser.”

A reception will follow in the Grier Room, 34–401.

Professor Yoshihisa Yamamoto conducts his research at the E.L. Ginzton Laboratory of Stanford University, and the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan. His group is primarily concerned with studying quantum dynamics of spin and excitons in semiconductor nanoscale systems. His work combines ultrafast optical spectroscopy with semiconductor microcavities with artificial atoms (quantum dots or impurities) at low temperatures and high magnetic fields. A main focus of his current efforts is physical implementation of quantum information processing systems.

The Hermann Anton Haus Lecture is RLE’s visiting lecturer program designed to bring the leading world researchers in fields intersecting RLE interests to RLE to share their thoughts and perspectives with the MIT community. The lecture honors the memory of Professor Haus, and continues the process of collaborative dialog that he promoted throughout his lifetime.

The lecture is open to all interested members of the RLE and MIT communities.

Related Links:

Quantum Information Science Group at Stanford University 

The Hermann Anton Haus Fund