Starts 29 May 2008 16:00
Ends 29 May 2008 20:00
Central European Time
ICTP
Leonardo da Vinci Building Lecture Room B
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
After reviewing the history, beginning in the 1660s, of lines of phase and polarization singularity in light and other waves, I will describe our present understanding of their geometry, and several recent applications: to spiral phase plates (vortex choreography), vortex knots and links, ubiquity of vortices in interferometers, and quantum cores of the singularities.
  • M. Poropat