Our very own Professor Brett Pearson will be the Physics Colloquium speaker on Thursday, October 18th at Noon in Tome 115. He will present "Laser Pulse Shaping for Biomolecular Control". Free pizza & everyone welcome to attend.
Abstract: Ultrafast lasers are powerful tools for observing and controlling molecular systems relevant in biochemistry. Advances in both laser development and cellular imaging have revolutionized our ability to study complex biological and chemical processes. In particular, “shaping” the laser pulses can enhance certain molecular responses, allowing one to discriminate between target molecular states. In this talk I will discuss our development of an ultrafast laser pulse shaper and its application in biochemical control experiments.