University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Condensed Matter Seminar

Fall Semester

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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