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