University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Condensed Matter Seminar

Fall Semester

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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