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Professor Dmitry Budker from University of California - Berkeley Visit WIPM

time:   2013-10-18 00:00    hits:6388

In October 18 , 2013, Professor Dmitry Budker from University of California - Berkeley visited Wuhan institute of physics and mathematics, Chinese academy of science (WIPM, CAS)  invited by Dr Xin Zhou and gave a excellent report titled "The Perfect Defects: Physics and Applications of Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in the Diamond".

At beginning of the report, Professor Budker interpreted diamond nitrogen vacancy center (NV color center) of the fluorescent effect in order to introduce its structure and physical properties.

Diamond NV color centers in diamond lattice consist of a composite structure of the C atom substituted by an atom and connected three adjacent C atoms, which form a C3V symmetry stable defect structure and Professor Budker called perfect defects.

Then Prof. Budker presented his research group based on diamond NV color centers carried on a series of basic and applied research work, such as diamond NV color center magnetometer, diamond hyperpolarized 13C nuclei, based on diamond NV color center gyroscope, micro fluidic chip applications in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance study of diamond NV color centers and other aspects of high-temperature superconductivity. Members asked some questions and made a deep academic communication about the fantastic nature of the diamond that interested in.

After the report, Professor Budker visited Wuhan Magnetic Resonance Center, atomic interferometers, atomic magnetometers, single-atom manipulation experimental device. To his surprise, a unit also has a characteristic resonance platform and a atomic and molecular physics experiment platform  two subjects which is a good platform to conduct cross-scientific research.

Dmitry Budker received his Ph.D. in physics from UC Berkeley in 1993 and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University until his faculty appointment in 1995. Born in the former USSR, Budker was a student at the Novosibirsk State University from 1980 until 1985, when he received an equivalent to MS with honors from the Department of Physics. He then served as a junior researcher at the Institute of Nuclear Physics, where he conducted research on laser spectroscopy of atoms. In 1994, Budker received the American Physical Society Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and was a Miller Professor in 2003-2004.