University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Condensed Matter Seminar

Fall Semester

Thursday, September 11th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Erez Berg, Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Israel
Subject: Coherent Transmutation of Electrons into Fractionalized Anyons
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Thursday, September 18th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Wei Pan, Sandia National Labs
Subject: Old issues in the quantum Hall effect revisited
Faculty Host: Michael Zudov
Thursday, September 25th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Paul Chaikin, NYU
Subject: Classical Wigner Crystals on flat and curved surfaces, topological defects, `pleatsā€˜ particle fractionalization and grainboundary dynamics.
Faculty Host: E. Dan Dahlberg
Friday, September 26th 2014
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Manas Kulkarni, The City University of New York, NYC College of Technology, USA.
Subject: Aspects of non-equilibrium many-body phenomena in quantum matter and light.
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Thursday, October 2nd 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Alex Kamenev, University of Minnesota
Subject: "Quantum phase transitions in topological Anderson insulators and superconductors"
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Thursday, October 9th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Brian Skinner, Argonne NL
Subject: Problems in Human Motion Planning
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Thursday, October 16th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Guichuan Yu, University of Minnesota
Subject:  Probing complex oxides with synchrotron X-rays
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, October 23rd 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Shalom Michaeli, Department of Radiology, UMN
Subject:  Probing Biological Systems Using Frequency Swept Pulses: MRI Contrasts in High Rotating Frames "
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Thursday, October 30th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Thomas Vojta, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Subject: Quantum phase transitions and disorder: Griffiths singularities, infinite randomness, and smearing
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, November 6th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Bharat Jalan, CEMS department, UMN
Subject: Stoichiometry Control of Emergent Phenomena at Complex Oxide Interfaces
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Thursday, November 13th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Hari Manoharan, Stanford University
Subject: Energy Gap Texturing in Complex Two-Dimensional Electronic Systems
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, November 20th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: A. P. Levanyuk, Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle
Subject: Phase Transitions and Domain Structures in Thin Ferroelectric Films and Multilayers
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Thursday, November 27th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week-University Closed for Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 4th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Gabriel Kotliar, Rutgers University
Subject: Layered Iron Pnictides and Chalchogenides as Hunds metals a new class of strongly correlated materials.
CANCELLED--SPEAKER UNABLE TO TRAVEL TO MN----
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, December 11th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.

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