University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Condensed Matter Seminar

semester, 2007

Thursday, January 18th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Matthew B. Stone, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Subject: Where the Spectrum Ends: Spectrum Termination and Reentrance in a Two-Dimensional Organometallic Magnet
Dr. Stone is a candidate for the condensed matter experimental position.
Thursday, January 25th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Emilia Morosan, Princeton University
Subject: New properties in old materials: the layered dichalcogenides
Dr. Morosan is a candidate for the Condensed Matter Experimentalist
Thursday, February 1st 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Michel Kenzelmann, ETH Zurich. Dr. Kinzelmann is a candidate for the Condensed Matter Experimentalist
Subject: Competing interactions in quantum magnetic insulators
Thursday, February 8th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Nuh Gedik, California Institute of Technology. Dr. Gedik is a candidate for the Condensed Matter Experimentalist
Subject: Ultrafast structural dynamics observed with atomic scale resolution
Thursday, February 15th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Jason Hancock, Stanford University. Dr. Hancock is a candidate for the Condensed Matter Experimentalist
Subject: Resonant inelastic X-ray scattering: a new tool for the study of correlated-electron materials
Thursday, February 22nd 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Jian Huang, Princeton University
Subject: Novel transport behaviors in strongly correlated two-dimensional holes
Thursday, March 1st 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Subject: APS March Meeting practice talks
Thursday, March 8th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
No Seminar this week.
Thursday, March 15th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Spring Break: No Seminar this week.
Thursday, March 22nd 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Greg McKusky
Subject: Double Magnetic Tunnel Junctions and Spin Diffusion Length Measurements
Thursday, March 29th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Kevin Dorfman CEMS, University of Minnesota
Subject: DNA electrophoresis in periodically constricted geometries
Thursday, April 5th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Michael Garwood, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota
Subject: Novel MRI using a swept radiofrequency
Thursday, April 12th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Aharon Kapitulnik, Stanford University
Subject: Polar Kerr Effect Measurements of Novel Superconductors: Evidence for Broken Time Reversal Symmetry in the Superconducting States
Thursday, April 19th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Alex Kamenev, University of Minnesota
Subject: What is a Fermi-Luttinger liquid?
Thursday, April 26th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Meigan Aronson, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University
Subject: Neutron scattering investigations of exchange biased Co/CoO core shell nanoparticles
Thursday, May 3rd 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Ivan Schuller, University of California-San Diego
Subject: Superconducting-Magnetic Hybrids
Thursday, May 10th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Jianping Wang, University of Minnesota
Subject: New magnetic nanoparticles and spintronic devices
Thursday, September 6th 2007
4:00 pm:
Electrical Engineering Colloquium in 3-210 EECS Building
Speaker: M. Mansuripur, University. Arizona
Subject: Radiation Pressure and the Momentum of Light in Dielectric Media
Please note: There is no Condensed Matter Seminar today, please attend EEC event.
Thursday, September 13th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Joe Skinner, University of Minnesota
Subject: Fluorescence Fluctuation Spectroscopy Extended Beyond Diffusion: Flow and Immobilization
This talk is also his final Ph.D. Thesis
Monday, September 17th 2007
Speaker: Dr. Matthias Bode, Argonne National Laboratory
Subject: Imaging Magnetic Surfaces with Atomic Resolution
Thursday, September 20th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Nigel Cooper, Cambridge
Subject: Pumping and Probing Nuclear Spins in Semiconductor Quantum Wires
Thursday, September 27th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Sue Coppersmith, University of Wisconsin
Subject: Computational complexity and complex systems
Thursday, October 4th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
No Condensed Matter Seminar today. Attendance at the Meisel Lecture at 4:45 by Leo Kadanoff in Room 150 is recommended.
Thursday, October 11th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Matteo Cococcioni, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota
Subject: Improved numerical methods for transition-metal compounds
Thursday, October 18th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Baruch Meerson, Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Subject: Particle Clustering in Granular Flows: Hydrodynamic Singularities in a Box of Sand?
Thursday, October 25th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Matthieu Wyart, Harvard University
Subject: Soft Modes, Rigidity and Relaxation in Amorphous Solids
Thursday, November 1st 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Raymond Bishop, Manchester
Subject: Quantum Phase Transitions in Spin-Lattice Systems With and Without Frustration
Thursday, November 8th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Daniel Sheehy, Iowa State
Subject: The Low-Temperature Phases of Polarized Fermionic Superfluids
Thursday, November 15th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Eugene Tsiper, Scientific Perfect LLC, St. Paul, MN
Subject: Application of Lanczos technique to Hermitian and certain non-Hermitian problems in Physics
Thursday, November 29th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Chris Leighton, CEMS, University of Minnesota
Subject: Tunable spin polarization in Co1-xFexS2: Engineering half-metallic ferromagnets
Thursday, December 6th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Russell Holmes,CEMS, U of M
Subject: Small molecular weight organic photovoltaic cells – Recent progress, current challenges, and future potential
Thursday, December 13th 2007
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
No seminar this week. This event will resume spring semester.
Thursday, December 20th 2007
This event will resume spring semester.

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