University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Condensed Matter Seminar

Spring Semester

Thursday, January 22nd 2009
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dr. S. Deemyad, Harvard
Subject: The Melt Line of Hydrogen: En-route to Metallic Hydrogen
Dr. Deemyad is a candidate for a CM Experimentalist Asst. Prof. position.
Thursday, February 5th 2009
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Natan Andrei - Rutgers University
Subject: Quantum Impurities Out-of-Equilibrium
Thursday, February 12th 2009
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Minhyea Lee, National Insitute of Standards and Technology
Subject: Large Thermopower and Strong Correlation in Sodium Cobalt Oxides
Minhyea Lee is a candidate for the Cond. Matter Experimentalist Asst. Prof. position.
Thursday, February 19th 2009
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Xiaoyang Zhu, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Subject: Polarons, excitons, and correlated phenomena at organic semiconductor surfaces & interfaces
Thursday, February 26th 2009
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Smitha Vishveshwara, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject: Physics of coexistent superfluid-Mott insulator systems
Thursday, March 5th 2009
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Nina Markovic, The Johns Hopkins University
Subject: Spin and charge transport in a carbon nanotube spin diode
This seminar is sponsored by the University of Minnesota MRSEC.
Thursday, March 12th 2009
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Yu Chen, Anthony Hatke, Mun Chan, Eric Garlid, University of Minnesota
Subject: Practice talks for the APS March Meeting
Thursday, March 19th 2009
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, March 24th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Professor Kostya Novoselov, University of Manchester
Subject: Graphene and its Chemical Derivatives
There will not be a sack lunch seminar this week. Please see the announcement for a special condensed matter seminar at this time in Room 210.
Thursday, April 2nd 2009
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Ivan Fedorov, University of Minnesota
Subject: Kauffman's model for the origin of life: spontaneous generation of metastable autocatalytic chemistry
Thursday, April 9th 2009
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week because of the Van Vleck lecture.
Thursday, April 16th 2009
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Professor Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Carleton College
Subject: Transport and magnetotransport properties of Eu-rich EuO thin films
Thursday, April 30th 2009
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Professor Eva Andrei, Rutgers University
Subject: Scanning tunneling spectroscopy and transport measurements in suspended graphene
Thursday, May 14th 2009
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
No seminar this week. Finals week.

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