University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Condensed Matter Seminar

semester, 2015

Thursday, January 22nd 2015
12:00 pm:
Speaker: Dmitry Reznik, University of Colorado-Boulder
Subject: Anomalous Phonons and High Temperature Superconductivity in Copper Oxides
Note: change of time and location for seminar, this week only.
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, January 29th 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Deborah Jin (JILA, University of Colorado)
Subject: Universal Dynamics of a Degenerate Unitary Bose Gas
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, February 5th 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Rebecca Flint, Iowa State
Subject: Hidden order in URu2Si2: hybridization with a twist
Faculty Host: Fiona Burnell
Thursday, February 12th 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Ian Fisher, Stanford University
Subject: Probing electronic nematicity via elastoresistance measurements
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, February 19th 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Victor Gurare, University of Colorado - Boulder
Subject: Unconventional Anderson localization in high dimensions and Dirac materials
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Thursday, February 26th 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Brian Andersen, University of Copenhagen
Subject: Recent developments of cuprates and pnictides; pairing symmetry, competing order, and nematicity
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Friday, February 27th 2015
12:00 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in in Physics 435
Speaker: Paula Melado, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Adolfo Ibanez University, Santiago, Chile
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Thursday, March 5th 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week due to APS March Meeting
Thursday, March 12th 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Ioannis Rousochatzakis, UMN
Subject: Multiscale theory of Cu2OSeO3: helimagnetism, skyrmions, and beyond
Thursday, March 19th 2015
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Eugene Levin, Iowa State
Subject: Recent findings for the Seebeck effect in thermoelectric tellurides
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Thursday, March 26th 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Michael Schuett, University of Minnesota
Subject: Electronically-induced resistivity anisotropy in underdoped cuprates and iron pnictides
Monday, March 30th 2015
Speaker: Greg Fuchs, Cornell
Subject: Coherent control over diamond nitrogen-vacancy center spins with a mechanical resonator (and other recent results)
Thursday, April 2nd 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: James Analytis, UC Berkeley
Subject: Magnetoresistance near a quantum critical point
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Friday, April 3rd 2015
12:00 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 435
Speaker: Dmitrii Maslov, University of Florida
Subject: "Transport in strongly correlated electron systems"
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Thursday, April 9th 2015
1:15 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Steve Kivelson, Stanford University
Subject: Enhancement of superconductivity near a nematic quantum critical point
Please note: change of time for seminar, in effect for rest of semester.
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, April 16th 2015
1:15 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: David Hsieh, Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, CIT
Subject: Subtle structural distortions and a hidden magnetic phase in Sr2IrO4 revealed using nonlinear optical measurements
Please note: change of time for seminar, in effect for rest of semester.
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Thursday, April 23rd 2015
1:15 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Alan Goldman, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory
The Condensed Matter Seminar has been cancelled this week
Thursday, April 30th 2015
1:15 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: James Kakalios, UMN
Subject: Is the Conductivity in Amorphous Semiconductors Thermally Activated?
Please note: change of time for seminar, in effect for rest of semester.
Thursday, May 7th 2015
1:15 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Premala Chandra, Rutgers University
Subject: Frustration, Unexpected Order and Criticality in 2D Heisenberg Antiferromagnets
Please note: change of time for seminar, in effect for rest of semester.
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, May 14th 2015
1:15 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Gia-Wei Chern, LANL
Subject: Stiffness from Disorder in Frustrated Quasi-2D Magnets
Please note: change of time for seminar, in effect for rest of semester.
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Tuesday, July 7th 2015
Speaker: Kyunghoon Lee, University of Michigan
Subject: Electron transport in two-dimensional materials: Graphene and beyond
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Monday, August 3rd 2015
11:00 am:
Thesis Defense in 110 PAN
Speaker: Abdul Malmi Kakkada, University of Minnesota
Subject: Role of Disorder in Quantum Crystals
This is the public portion of Mr. Kakkada's thesis defense
Wednesday, September 9th 2015
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Joseph Falson, MPI, Stuttgart
Subject: Electron correlation physics revealed in high mobility MgZnO/ZnO heterostructures
Faculty Host: Michael Zudov
Wednesday, September 16th 2015
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Jeremy Levy, University of Pittsburgh
Subject: Electron Pairing Without Superconductivity
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Wednesday, September 23rd 2015
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Ivar Martin, Argonne
Subject: Mean field theory of (quasi)crystallization
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, September 30th 2015
1:25 pm:
Note change of day and time to Friday at 11:00 a.m., this week only.
Friday, October 2nd 2015
11:00 am:
Speaker: D. Basov, UCSD
Subject: Interacting polaritons in van der Waals atomic layered materials
Please note change of day for the CM seminar, this week only.
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Wednesday, October 7th 2015
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Eugene Kolomeisky - University of Virginia
Subject: Optimal number of terms in QED series and its consequence in condensed matter implementations of QED
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Wednesday, October 14th 2015
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Oleg Tchernyashov, Johns Hopkins
Subject: Anyons in solvable models of quantum magnets
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Wednesday, October 21st 2015
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Jian Kang - University of Minnesota
Subject: Robustness of quantum critical pairing aginst disorder
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, October 28th 2015
1:25 pm:
Speaker:  Xiang Cheng, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science
Subject: Impact response of granular materials: From the origin of the universe to catastrophic asteroid strikes
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Wednesday, November 4th 2015
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Xiaoyu Wang, University of Minnesota
Subject: Crisscrossed stripe CDW in cuprate superconductors
The Sack Lunch and the CM Seminar will swap places, this week only.
Friday, November 6th 2015
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Adam Kaminski - Ames Laboratory
Subject: Interaction of electrons with collective excitations in conventional and unconventional superconductors
Please note the date and time change this week.
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Wednesday, November 11th 2015
1:25 pm:
No seminar this week.
Wednesday, November 18th 2015
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Norman O. Birge, Michigan State University
Subject: Spin-triplet supercurrents in ferromagnetic Josephson junctions
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Wednesday, November 25th 2015
1:25 pm:
Thanksgiving - There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, December 2nd 2015
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Alex Levchenko, University of Wisconsin
Subject: Anomalous Hall Effect Generalities - The Case of Kondo Topological Insulators
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Wednesday, December 9th 2015
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Konstantin Reich, UMN
Subject: How many electrons make a semiconductor nanocrystal film metallic
Thursday, December 10th 2015
Speaker: Ohad Shpielberg, Technion
Subject: Le Chatelier principle for out of equilibrium and boundary driven systems : application to dynamical phase transitions.
Wednesday, December 16th 2015
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Nadya Mason, University of Illinois
Subject: The Emergence of Superconductivity in Inhomogeneous, Mesoscopic Systems
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag

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