
Calendar of Physics Talks Vienna
Sandwich cavities for efficient single photon sources 
Speaker:  Pradyumna Paranjape (Synthetic Quantum Systems Kirchhoff Institute For Physics Heidelberg) 
Abstract: 
Electromagnetic environment around a quantum emitter can be modified by introducing plasmonic nanocavities around it. Inside such cavities, the density of radiating modes is enhanced. In this presentation, I will talk about our cavity design which was implemented to realise Purcellenhanced single photon emission from nitrogenvacancy (NV) centres in nanodiamonds by coupling them to a monolithic nanocavity with a small mode volume.

Date:  Mon, 27.03.2017 
Time:  11:00 
Location:  Atominstitut, Bibliothek 
Contact:  J. Schmiedmayer 
Introduction to Poisson Liegroups 
Speaker:  Prof. Catherine Meusburger (U Erlangen) 
Abstract:  A PoissonLie group is a Lie group that is also a Poisson manifold in
such a way that the multiplication is a Poisson map.
On the Lie algebra level, this implies that the dual vector space of its
Lie algebra also has a Lie algebra structure, and the two Lie algebra
structures satisfy a compatibility condition.
This is called a Lie bialgebra and can be viewed as the infinitesimal
counterpart of a quantum group. Hence, we can interpret Liebialgebras
as the infinitesimal counterparts and PoissonLie groups as the
classical counterparts of quantum groups.
I explain these relations and then discuss Poisson actions of
PoissonLie groups on Poisson manifolds. I explain why these structures
can be expected to appear in gauge theory. If there is time, I also
cover Drinfeld's classification of Poisson homogeneous spaces, i.e.
Poisson manifolds with transitive Poisson actions of PoissonLie gr 
Date:  Mon, 27.03.2017 
Time:  15:15 
Duration:  60 min 
Location:  Erwin Schrödinger International Institute, Boltzmanngasse 9, 1090 Wien, Boltzmann lecture hall 
Contact:  secr@esi.ac.at 
CoQuS Colloquium Seminar Talk by Alexander L. Gaeta 
Speaker:  Alexander L. Gaeta (OSA & Future Technology, CoQuS) 
Abstract:  Research has shown that the properties of a light
beam can be manipulated to perform ultrafast alloptical
signal processing in the time domain.
I will describe our work that uses nonlinear optics to
create temporal lenses that can magnify, compress,
and Fourier transform optical waveforms in the time
domain and show that such manipulation can be extended
to the quantum domain. Through use of more
exotic lenses, temporal gaps in light beams can be
opened and closed which can be used to cloak events
over short periods of time. 
Date:  Mon, 27.03.2017 
Time:  16:00 
Duration:  120 min 
Location:  Kontaktraum, 6th Floor, Gußhausstraße 2729, 1040 Vienna 
Contact:  CoQuS Team 
Simulation of Processes @ quasi2D Interfaces by ab initio MD 
Speaker:  Dr. Marcella Iannuzzi (Universität Zürich) 
Abstract:  The modelling of nanostructures by means of atomistic simulations, often based on density functional theory, has become a key ingredient to gain insight on the properties of fascinating and complex new materials. Such theoretical studies are often able to highlight aspects that successively can be exploited to design new systems and to advance their application. Since long, our research activity has been dedicated to the development and improvement of suitable computational protocols to address the always new challenging questions that keep arising from the experimental side. We specialized, in particular, on quasi two dimensional materials formed at the surface of crystalline solids, and on their interaction with atoms, clusters, or molecules. Thanks to the input received from the close collaboration with different experimental groups and also investing in the constant further developme 
Date:  Tue, 28.03.2017 
Time:  16:00 
Location:  Technische Universität Wien, Institut für Angewandte Physik, E134 yellow tower „B“, 5th floor, Sem.R. DB gelb 05 B (room DB05L03), 1040 Wien, Wiedner Hauptstr. 810 
Contact:  Univ.Prof. Dr. Ulrike Diebold 
Continuum dynamics on manifolds: Applications to Elasticity of ResiduallyStressed Bodies 
Speaker:  Elik Olami (Jerusalem) 
Abstract:  In this talk we discuss the dynamics of continua on differentiable manifolds.
We present a covariant derivation of equations of motion, viewing motion as
a curve in the infinitedimensional Banach manifold of embeddings of a body
manifold in a space manifold. Our main application is the motion of residually
stressed elastic bodies; residual stress results from a geometric incompatibility
between body and space manifolds. We then study a particular example of elastic vibrations of a two dimensional curved annulus embedded in a sphere. Based on
a joint work with Raz Kupferman and Reuven Segev.

Date:  Wed, 29.03.2017 
Time:  13:00 
Duration:  60 min 
Location:  Arbeitsgruppe Gravitation, Währinger Strasse 17, common room, 1. Stock 
Contact:  P.T. Chrusciel 
Discrete Spacetime Phenomenology 
Speaker:  Alessio Belenchia (University of Vienna) 
Abstract:  This talk focuses on several instances of spacetime phenomenology using low‐energy systems. In particular, the phenomenology related to non‐local kinetic operators will be addressed. This type of non‐locality occurs in different models of quantum spacetime and, in Causal set quantum gravity, can be seen as a direct consequence of discreteness and Lorentz Invariance. After a brief introduction of the object of, and motivations behind, our studies, there response of an inertial Unruh‐DeWitt detector coupled to a non‐local scalar field will be considered to show that this system is quite sensitive to the non‐locality scale. The evolution of coherent states of a harmonic oscillator subject to kinematic non‐locality will then be discussed, pointing out the characteristic effects to be looked for in optomechanical experiments. Finally, the possible experimental constraints on the … 
Date:  Wed, 29.03.2017 
Time:  14:15 
Location:  TU Wien, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Seminar room DB gelb 10, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8 – 10, B (yellow tower), 10th floor 
Contact:  Univ.Prof. Dr. Joachim Burgdörfer 
The decay of SU(2) YangMills fields on the Schwarzschild black hole with spherically symmetric small energy initial data 
Speaker:  Sari Ghanem (Potsdam) 
Abstract:  First, I will present the YangMills equations on arbitrary fixed curved spacetimes, valued in the Lie algebra associated to any arbitrary Lie group. Thereafter, I will expose recent results with Dietrich Häfner concerning the YangMills fields valued in the Lie algebra su(2) associated to the Lie group SU(2), propagating on the Schwarzschild black hole. We assume that the initial data are spherically symmetric, satisfying a certain Ansatz and have small energy, which excludes the stationary solutions which do not decay. We then prove uniform decay estimates in the entire exterior region of the black hole, including the event horizon, for gauge invariant norms on the YangMills curvature generated from such initial data, including the $ L^\infty $ norm of the socalled middle components. This is done by proving in this setting, a Morawetz type estimate that is stronger than the one .. 
Date:  Thu, 30.03.2017 
Time:  14:00 
Duration:  60 min 
Location:  Arbeitsgruppe Gravitation, Währinger Strasse 17, Raum 218, 2. Stock, 1090 Wien 
Contact:  P.T. Chrusciel 
Kitaev lattice models as a Hopf algebra gauge theory 
Speaker:  Prof. Catherine Meusburger (U Erlangen) 
Abstract:  We generalise the notion of a lattice gauge theory with values in a
group to Hopf algebra valued lattice gauge theories and show that a
Kitaev lattice model for a finitedimensional semisimple Hopf algebra H
is equivalent to a Hopf algebra gauge theory for the Drinfeld double
D(H). This shows in particular that Kitaev models are a special case of
combinatorial quantisation of ChernSimons theory introduced by
Alekseev, Grosse, Schomerus und Buffenoir and Roche. This can be viewed
as an analogue of the relation between TuraevViro and
ReshetikhinTuraev TQFTs and explicitly relates Kitaev models to the
quantisation of moduli spaces of flat connections on surfaces. 
Date:  Thu, 30.03.2017 
Time:  16:00 
Duration:  60 min 
Location:  Erwin Schrödinger International Institute, Boltzmanngasse 9, 1090 Wien, Boltzmann lecture hall 
Contact:  secr@esi.ac.at 
