• Nov 11 2014

    Prof Mark Tame (UKZN)

    Good morning All,

    The National Institute for Theoretical Physics, and the Centre for Theoretical Physics, School of Physics, would like to invite to its coming talk in the theoretical physics seminar series, entitled:

    "Quantum nanophotonics"

    to be presented by Prof. Mark Tame (UKZN)

    Abstract: Quantum nanophotonics is a rapidly growing field of research that involves the study of the quantum properties of light and its interaction with matter at the nanoscale. Here, surface plasmons ? electromagnetic excitations coupled to electron charge density waves on metal-dielectric interfaces or localized on metallic nanostructures ? enable the confinement of light to scales far below that of conventional optics. I will review recent progress in the theoretical investigation of the quantum properties of surface plasmons, their role in controlling light-matter interactions at the quantum level and potential applications in quantum information science.

    Dates: Tuesday, 11th November 2014
    Venue: Frank Nabarro Lecture Theatre P216
    Time: 13.20 - 14.10

    I hope you shall all be able to attend,

    Yours sincerely,

    Alan S. Cornell

    School of Physics
    University of the Witwatersrand
    Private Bag 3
    Wits 2050
    South Africa