University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Condensed Matter Seminar

semester, 2010

Wednesday, January 13th 2010
10:00 am:
Speaker: Professor L. Belova, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Subject: InkJet technology for flexible patterning of functional materials
Note change in time, day and place of Condensed Matter Seminar, this week only.
Thursday, January 14th 2010
7:30 pm:
Speaker: Kevin O'Grady, The University of York
Subject: A New Paradigm for Exchange Bias in Polycrystalline Films
Pizza will be served before the lecture.
Thursday, January 28th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Professor Baruch Meerson, Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Subject: Large fluctuations in stochastic population dynamics
Thursday, February 4th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: C. Professor Daniel Frisbie, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Subject: Electrical Double-Layer Transistors – A Strategy for Examining Surface Conduction at Carrier Densities Above 1014 cm-2
Thursday, February 11th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Alexander Chudnovskiy, The University of Hamburg
Subject: Double quantum dot as a detector of charge fluctuations
Thursday, February 18th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condense Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Guillaume Chabot-Couture (Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University)
Subject: Synchtrotron X-ray scattering studies of anomalous oxygen order in superconducting HgBa2CuO4+d and of charge-transfer excitations in related undoped cuprates
Thursday, February 25th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Alexander Efros, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Subject: Electron spin manipulation in an ensemble of singly charged quantum dots
Thursday, March 4th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Marco Peloso, University of Minnesota
Subject: Motivations and tests of cosmological inflation
Thursday, March 11th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Yen-Hsiang Lin, PiDong Pan, Eric Garlid, Steve Snyder
Subject: March Meeting practice talks
Thursday, March 18th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Thursday, March 25th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Ivan Dmitriev, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Nanotechnology
Subject: Resonant magneto-transport in non-equilibrium 2DES in high Landau levels
Thursday, April 1st 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Professor Vincent Noireaux, University of Minnesota
Subject: Constructive approach to gene expression with a cell-free toolbox.
Thursday, April 8th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: A. Mobius Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, Germany
Subject: Phenomenological aspects of the metal-insulator transition in disordered systems: So, was Mott right after all?
Thursday, April 15th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Professor Albert Libchaber, The Rockefeller University, NYC
Subject: How Do Bacteria Adapt to Temperature and Oxygen?
Thursday, April 22nd 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Chandra Varma, UC Riverside
Subject: Collective modes observed and yet to be observed in the Loop Ordered Phase of High Temperature Superconductors.
Thursday, April 29th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Professor Igor Kukushkin (Institute for Solid State Physics, Chernogolovka, Russia)
Subject: "Microwave spectroscopy of neutral and charged double layer electron-hole systems"
Thursday, May 6th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Monday, May 10th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Magnetic Interactions in Perovskite Oxide Superlattices
Subject: Yayoi Takamura, University of California Davis
Sponosored by the University of Minnesota Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Thursday, May 13th 2010
1:25 pm:
Special Condensed Matter Seminar in 435 Physics (Note the room change!)
Speaker: Professor Joel E. Moore, University of California, Berkeley
Subject: New Topologically Ordered Phases of Condensed Matter
Friday, May 14th 2010
11:00 am:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Professor Joel E. Moore, University of California, Berkeley
Subject: Applications of entanglement entropy to quantum criticality
Monday, June 28th 2010
11:00 am:
Speaker: Yves Adjallah, University of Minnesota
Subject: Electronic transport in mixed-phase hydrogenated amorphous/nanocrystalline silicon thin films
This is the public portion of Mr. Adjallah's Ph.D. final oral exam.
Thursday, August 19th 2010
3:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in 435 Physics
Speaker: A. Emir Gumrukcuoglu, University of Minnesota
Subject: Coupled Quantum Systems in Inflationary Cosmology
Thursday, September 9th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Austen Lamacraft, University of Virginia
Subject: Hamiltonian monodromy in a spin-1 Bose gas.
Thursday, September 16th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Chandan Dasgupta
Subject: Growing length and time scales in glass forming liquids
Thursday, September 23rd 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Alex Levchenko, Argonne National Lab
Subject:  Interacting electrons in 1D beyond the Luttinger-liquid limit: transport and relaxation
Thursday, September 30th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Jenny Hoffman, Harvard University
Subject: Nanoscale Explorations of the Insulator-Metal Transition in Vanadium Dioxide
Thursday, October 7th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Joel E. Moore, Berkeley
Subject: Optical signatures of spin transport, Berry's phase, and unconventional superconductivity
Thursday, October 14th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Maxim Khodas, Brookhaven National Lab and Iowa State U.
Subject: Effect of order parameter fluctuations on the spectral density in d-wave superconductors
Thursday, October 21st 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Ray Ashoori, MIT
Subject: Extremely high resolution spectroscopy of the two-dimensional electronic system
Friday, October 22nd 2010
10:00 am:
Speaker: Ray Ashoori, MIT
Subject: Capacitance and magnetization of the electronic system formed at the interface between two oxides
*Note the special time and location
Thursday, October 28th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Evgeny Tsymbal, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Subject: Perspectives of Ferroelectric and Multiferroic Tunnel Junctions
Thursday, November 4th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Daniel Agterberg, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Subject: Ginzburg Landau Wilson theories for FFLO superfluids and superconductors
Thursday, November 11th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Neven Barisic, Stuttgart University
Subject: Electronic properties of iron-pnictides and cuprates
Thursday, November 18th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Boris Spivak, University of Washington, Seattle
Subject: Theory of normal-superconductor transitions and the Weakly Coupled Pfaffian as a Type I Quantum Hall Liquid.
Thursday, November 25th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week. The University is closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Thursday, December 2nd 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Peter Armitage, Johns Hopkins University
Subject: Ultrafast (but Many-Body) Relaxation in a Low-Density Electron Glass
Thursday, December 9th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Prof. Claudia Felser, University of Mainz
To be announced.
Thursday, December 16th 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week. Finals begin.
Thursday, December 23rd 2010
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
No seminar, winter break.

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