Prof. W.E. Moerner's Life, Research, and Experience in Ham Radio

Topic: 
Prof. W.E. Moerner's Life, Research, and Experience in Ham Radio
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 
Packard 101
Speaker: 
Prof. W.E. Moerner (Stanford) Nobel Laureate
Abstract / Description: 

Prof. W.E. Moerner, recent Nobel Laureate and member of the Stanford Amateur Radio Club, will speak at this meeting.

Prof. Moerner will discuss his research in single-molecule detection and spectroscopy, as well as his early life, and interest in science and Ham Radio.

All are welcome to come, and refreshments will be provided.

Bio:

W.E. Moerner (WN6I), Professor of Chemistry, Stanford, Nobel Laureate (2014)

Research Description:

Laser FM spectroscopy involves frequency modulating a light beam at low modulation index to detect narrow spectral features with quantum-limited sensitivity. In 1989, W.E. Moerner and his postdoc used this method at IBM to detect the optical absorption of a SINGLE molecule in a solid. Effectively, the single molecule acts as a demodulator of the FM signal, converting the FM to AM, much like FM radio at 560 THz. This was the beginning of single-molecule optical studies which are having a broad impact on imaging in chemistry, physics, and biology today. Read More: https://web.stanford.edu/group/moerner/