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  • Open Day
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    Conference Hall, Farmanieh Building (1st floor) ...

               11:00 - 12:00     Computational nanoscience biweekly journal club
    Challenges for Density Functional Theory


    Challenges for Density Functional Theory

               13:30 - 15:00     Weekly Seminar
    A semi-empirical model of the magnetic braking of solar-type stars


    We aim to develop new angular momentum evolution models for stars with masses of 0.5 to 1.6 M? and from pre-main sequence through the end of their main sequence lifetime with the aid of the most recent advances in the field. The parametric models include magnetic braking based on numerical simulations of magnetized stellar winds, mass-loss rate prescription, core-envelope decoupling as well as disk locking phenomenon. We have also accounted for recent developments in modeling dramatically weakened magnetic braking in stars more evolved than the Sun. We fit the free parameters in our model by comparing model predictions to rotational distribut ...

               15:00 - 16:00     Weekly Seminar
    Smith-Purcell Free Electron Laser


    Today, there is a region of the spectrum that is not well served by practical sources. This region is called the terahertz (THz) gap because it lies between the fastest available transistors at around 0.5 THz and the lowest frequency conventional lasers around 30 THz. The lack of sources in this region is not due to a lack of applications for THz light, as there are many materials (including water) that have interesting dielectric properties at THz frequencies. This talk concerns the theory of one compact source of THz radiation, the Smith-Purcell free-electron laser (SPFEL), and the application of THz radiation.

    Larak Sem ...