Upcoming and Recent Talks
Name Date Venue Title
Vishal Soni 6 Mar 2014 APS March Meeting Ordering in Conformal Crystals
Noah Mitchell 5 Mar 2014 APS March Meeting Fracture on Curved Surfaces
Dustin Kleckner 5 Mar 2014 APS March Meeting Untying the Knot: Topological Vortex Dynamics
Dustin Kleckner 26 Nov 2013 APS DFD Meeting The life of a vortex knot (in experiment)
Martin Scheeler 25 Nov 2013 APS DFD Meeting Cutting, Splicing, and Kelvin Waves
William Irvine 7 Nov 2013 University of Oregon Physics Department Colloquium Unraveling Knotted Fields
William Irvine 1 Nov 2013 Harvard Applied Physics Colloquium Unraveling Knotted Fields
William Irvine 21 Oct 2013 Yale Physics Club Unraveling Knotted Fields
William Irvine 1 Oct 2013 Georgia Tech Physics Department Colloquium Unraveling Knotted Fields
William Irvine 19 Sep 2013 NYU Physics Department Colloquium Unraveling Knotted Fields
William Irvine 6 Dec 2012 Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences Knots in Light and Fluids II
William Irvine 11 Sep 2012 Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences Knots in Light and Fluid I
Articles and Preprints

Helicity conservation in topology-changing reconnections: the flow of linking and coiling across scales [Arxiv]

Martin W. Scheeler, Dustin Kleckner, Davide Proment, Gordon L. Kindlmann and William T.M. Irvine
Submitted for Publication

 
Liquid crystals: Tangled loops and knots

W.T.M. Irvine and Dustin Kleckner
Nature Materials 13, 229-231 (2014)

 
Orientation-dependent measures of chirality

Efi Efrati and W.T.M. Irvine
Physical Review X 4, 011003 (2014)

 
The Life of a Vortex Knot

Dustin Kleckner, Martin Scheeler and W.T.M. Irvine
APS DFD Gallery of Fluid Motion, (2013)
Winner of the Milton van Dyke Award for outstanding artistic value and scientific content

Tying knots in light fields

Hridesh Kedia, Iwo Byalinizky-Birula, Daniel Peralta-Salas and W.T.M. Irvine
Physical Review Letters 111, 150404 (2013)
Featured on Cover

 
The geometry and topology of soft materials

Vincenzo Vitelli and W.T.M. Irvine
Soft Matter 9, 8086 (2013)

Dislocation Reactions, Grain Boundaries and Irreversibility in Two Dimensional Lattices using Topological Tweezers

W.T.M. Irvine, Andrew D. Hollingsworth, David G. Grier and Paul M. Chaikin
PNAS 110, 39 15544-15548 (2013)

Creation and dynamics of knotted vortices in fluid

Dustin Kleckner and W.T.M. Irvine
Nature Physics 9, 253-258 (2013)
Featured on Cover

Geometric background charge: dislocations on capillary bridges

W.T.M. Irvine and Vincenzo Vitelli
Soft Matter 8, 10123 (2012)

 
Fractionalization of interstitials in curved colloidal crystals

W.T.M. Irvine, M. Bowick and P.M. Chaikin
Nature Materials 11, 948951 (2012)

 
Linked and knotted beams of light, conservation of helicity and the flow of null electromagnetic fields

W.T.M. Irvine
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 43, 385203 (2010)

 
By the PI, pre-IrvineLab

Cubic crystals from cubic colloids

Laura Rossi, Stefano Sacanna, W.T.M. Irvine, Paul M. Chaikin, David J. Pine, and Albert Philipse
Soft Matter 7, 4139 (2011)
Featured on Cover

 
Lock and key colloids through polymerization-induced buckling of monodispersed silicon oil droplets

S. Sacanna, W.T.M. Irvine, L. Rossi, P.M. Chaikin, and D.J. Pine
Soft Matter 7, 1631 (2011)
Featured on Cover

 
Pleated crystals on curved surfaces

W.T.M. Irvine V.Vitelli and P.M. Chaikin
Nature 468, 947-951 (2010)

 
Lock and key colloids

S. Sacanna, W.T.M. Irvine, P.M. Chaikin and D.J. Pine
Nature 464, 575-578 (2010)
Lock and Key Colloids and Method of Manufacture, Patent Pending

 
Polychromatic photonic quasicrystal cavities

S.M. Thon, W.T.M. Irvine, Dustin Kleckner and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review Letters 104, 243901 (2010)

 
Diffraction-limited high-finesse optical cavities

D. Kleckner, W.T.M. Irvine, S. Oemrawsingh and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review A 81, 043814 (2010)

 
Strong coupling through optical positioning of a quantum dot in a photonic crystal cavity

S.M. Thon, M.T. Rakher, H. Kim, J. Gudat, W.T.M. Irvine , P.M. Petroff and D. Bouwmeester
Applied Physics Letters 94, 111115 (2009).

 
  Linked and knotted beams of light

W.T.M.Irvine and D. Bouwmeester
Nature Physics 4, 716-720 (2008)
Featured on Cover

 
  High Finesse Opto-Mechanical Cavity with a Movable Thirty-Micron-Size Mirror

D. Kleckner, W. Marshall, M.J.A. de Dood, N. Dinyari B. Pors, W.T.M. Irvine and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review Letters 96, 173901 (2006)

 
  Strong coupling between single photons in semiconductor micro-cavities

W.T.M. Irvine, K. Hennesey and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review Letters 96, 057405 (2006)

 
  Bloch theory of entangled photon generation in non-linear photonic crystals

W.T.M. Irvine, M.J.A. de Dood and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review A 72, 043815 (2005)

 
  Realisation of Hardy's thought experiment

W.T.M. IrvineJ.H. Hodelin, C. Simon and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review Letters 95, 030401 (2005)

 
  Nonlinear Photonic Crystals as a Source of Entangled Photons

M.J.A. de Dood, W.T.M. Irvine and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review Letters 93, 040504 (2003)

 
  Optimal Quantum Cloning on a Beam-splitter

W.T.M. Irvine, Antia Lamas Linares, M.J.A. de Dood and D. Bouwmeester
Physical Review Letters 92, 047902 (2003)

 
  Robust Long-Distance Entanglement and a Loophole-Free Bell Test with Ions and Photons

C.Simon and W.T.M. Irvine
Physical Review Letters 91, 110405 (2003)

 
  Generalised Bell Inequalities With Parametric Down-Conversion

Antia Lamas Linares, W.T.M. Irvine, John C. Howell and D. Bouwmeester
Quantum Information and Computation on line 3, Special pp 471-479 (2003)

 
  Quantum jumps in singly ionized magnesium

H.F. Powell, M.A. van Eijkelenborg, W.T.M. Irvine, D.M. Segal and R.C. Thompson,
Journal of Physics B 34, 1-12 (2001)

 
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