News and events


  • portrett Trial lecture: Åsmund Skjæveland May 12, 2017 10:15 AM

    Doctoral candidate Master in Physics Åsmund Skjæveland at Department of Physics will give a trial lecture on the given topic: Mass escape from Earth's atmosphere

  • portrett Disputation: Åsmund Skjæveland May 12, 2017 1:15 PM

    Master in Physics Åsmund Skjæveland at Department of Physics will be defending the thesis Energy Inputs and upflow motion in the cusp for the degree of Ph.D.

  • Single-photon optomechanics May 24, 2017 1:05 PM

    Kjetil Børkje, University College of Southeast Norway

    I will discuss ongoing work on cavity optomechanical systems, where electromagnetic radiation in a cavity interacts with the motion of nano- or microscale objects via radiation pressure. Such interactions have been exploited in order to bring mechanical systems into the quantum regime, but also in order to manipulate light or microwave radiation. Due to a small coupling constant, this has so far involved driving the cavity with a large number of photons. In this talk, I will discuss how single photons can be controlled or detected using optomechanical interactions. In particular, I will explore whether this is possible even if the system is not in the so-called strong coupling regime.

    (The slides will be available here)

  • New Frontiers in Physics 2017 Aug. 17, 2017 12:00 AM

    The International Conference on new Frontiers in Physics aims to promote scientific exchange and development of novel ideas in science with a particular accent on interdisciplinarity.