Saturday, November 30, 2019

Land of Blue Lakes shines brightly in November

In November, our enthusiastic UL SPIE chapter Outreach team headed to Latgale. Latgale is a cultural-historical region in Latvia's east. It is well known for its picturesque nature. Latgale is also called the Land of Blue Lakes. UL SPIE chapter representatives took a chance to inspire students from the Latvian schools which are located relatively far from Riga. 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Scientific Student Seminar hijacked by light reflecting from concave surfaces

On the 21st of November, UL SPIE chapter held a Scientific Student Seminar at the University of Latvia, House of Science. The fifth seminar was taken over by students working in the Laboratory of Quantum Optics. Lāse Mīlgrāve, Pauls Reinis, Roberts Berķis and Kristians Dragūns presented their research projects and achievements to prepare for the official annual report which is delivered to the management team. The joint topic was about whispering gallery resonators (WGMR). The participation in the seminar was a valuable opportunity for students to present their research in a friendly environment and receive some valuable feedback as well as gain confidence.

Participants of the 5th student seminar organised by UL SPIE chapter

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

This time the scientific student seminar was spooky!

Coinciding with the spooky season our chapter had a scientific student seminar at the University of Latvia, House of Science on October 24th. It was the 4th such seminar since the beginning of the program. This program is designed for students to present their ideas, research, as well as Bachelor, Master and PhD works in a friendly environment. 

One of the presentations was given by Valts Liepiņš and Emīlija Vija Ploriņa who teamed up to talk about the basic unit of information in quantum computers - the Qubit. They talked about how bits and qubits are represented and compared them. 

Emilija and Valts inviting UL SPIE members to think about Qubits