Malcolm Kadodwala (University of Glasgow) Chiral Nanophotonics

Hybrid, VBL 204 & Zoom (special link)

Chiral light-matter interactions are central to a range of important phenomena, spanning spectroscopic characterisation of pharmaceutical and biological materials to quantum computing.  Nanophotonic platforms provide a mechanism for enhancing intrinsically weak chiral light –matter interactions through amplifying both the intensities and chiral asymmetries of near fields in highly localised regions of space.  I will discuss how by leveraging these properties, chiral materials can be detected with sensitivity >6 orders of magnitude greater than is achieved with conventional dichroic measurements that utilise circularly polarised light.  Exemplar applications of this strategy, including the detection of antibodies and virus particles, will be presented.  Finally, some of our new work on chiral quantum nanophotonics phenomena will be presented.

Zoom URL for Dr. Kadodwala’s seminar:

Meeting ID: 843 2758 6462

Passcode: 752742

This seminar is part of a special 1-day event hosted by SKCM2 and CresCent: Brainstorming for skin aging with a focus on chiral knot failure

Coordinators: Katsuya Inoue and Yoshimi Oka (SKCM2, CResCent, HU). The full schedule is as follows:

9:00-9:20 Opening Katsuya Inoue (CResCent, SKCM2, HU)

9:20-10:20 Takumi Takata (Kyoto U.) “Method for identification of D-amino acid residues in protein/peptide”

10:20-11:20 Koichi Matsuo (CresCent, HU) “Synchrotron radiation techniques for detecting chiral structures of biomolecules”

11:20-12:20 Malcolm Kadodwala (CresCent, U Glasgow) “Chiral Nanophotonics”

12:20-13:30 Break (Lunch box)

13:30-14:30 Aiko Sada (Kumamoto U) “Elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms of skin stem cell aging”

14:30-14:50 Shang-Te Danny Hsu (SKCM2, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica)

14:50-15:10 Break

15:10-16:00 Brainstorming Session

16:00-16:15 Closing Remarks Ivan Smalyukh (Director of SKCM2)