Knots

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Tying Knots In Light Fields

...The knotted field lines in these light beams behave like unbreakable elastic filaments which stretch and rotate as the beam travels forward, as if embedded in a fluid, staying knotted forever...In principle, these knotted light fields could be created in the laboratory, and could be used to potentially transfer knottedness to matter.

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Irvine on Nova

Professor Irvine, graduate student Martin Scheeler, and post doctoral researcher Dustin Kleckner have been featured on Nova. See the video.

 

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Professor Harvey has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences




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Professor Wagner has been awarded a Humboldt Research Prize



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Professor William Irvine has won an NSF Career Award



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Professor Son is named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was also elected to the National Academy of Sciences

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