Universality of quantum diffractive collisions and the quantum pressure standard

This work demonstrates that quantum diffractive collisions are governed by a universal law characterized by a single parameter that can be determined experimentally. Specifically, we report a quantitative form of the universal, cumulative energy distribution transferred to initially stationary sensor particles by quantum diffractive collisions. The characteristic energy scale corresponds to the localization length associated with the collision-induced quantum measurement, and the shape of the universal function is determined only by the analytic form of the interaction potential at long...


Jul 13 2020 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Yael Petel
UBC Chemistry (Michal Group)


Congratulations to David Perrin!

Dr. David Perrin has been funded by the CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) for his research into the development of non-toxic, drug-like products that can intercept the COVID virus. 

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Dear Class of 2020 Graduates

I am very excited to offer my sincere congratulations on your achievements and completion of your UBC degrees.  Your hard work and perseverance have finally culminated in your graduation.  You are part of the...