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Friday October 16, 2020
3:30 pm

 Presenter:  Victor Acosta, UNM
Assistant Professor
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Abstract:  Quantum sensing with diamond NV centers, unconventional magnetic resonance spectroscopy, bio-magnetic imaging, super-resolution microscopy, and few-photon nonlinear optics.

Victor did his PhD research in Dmitry Budker's AMO group in the UC Berkeley Physics dept, graduating in 2011. He spent his first 3 years working on atomic and molecular physics related to vapor cell magnetometry and then 3 more years studying the fundamental physics of diamond NV centers to develop better protocols and methods for quantum computing and sensing. He also built the first generation of micron-scale magnetometers, which are now finding application in NMR detection of small numbers of spins and mapping of highly localized fields.

From 2011-2013, Victor was a postdoc in Charles Santori and Ray Beausoleil's group at HP Labs. He performed quantum optics experiments with diamond NV centers and other semiconductor platforms. In particular he coupled NV centers to optical microcavities to form integrated photonic circuits for quantum computing and sensing.

From 2013-2015, Victor was a research scientist at Google [x] Life Sciences (now Verily), where he worked on nanoparticle-based molecular imaging approaches for early detection of disease.

Since Fall 2015, Victor has been an Assistant Professor at UNM in the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy and CHTM.
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 98382087634
 File:  https://sites.google.com/site/victormarcelacosta/people/about
 Location:  Zoom

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