University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Condensed Matter Seminar

semester, 2016

Wednesday, January 20th 2016
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Cui-Zu Chang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Subject: From Topological Insulators to Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, January 21st 2016
Speaker: Peter Orth, University of Minnesota
Subject: Emergent critical phase in the frustrated 2D Heisenberg Windmill Antiferromagnet
Wednesday, January 27th 2016
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Liuyan Zhao, California Institute of Technology
Subject: Revealing Hidden Orders in Spin-Orbit Coupled Correlated Materials
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Tuesday, February 2nd 2016
12:35 pm:
Speaker: Gábor B. Halász
Subject: Hole dynamics in exactly solvable gapped and gapless spin liquids
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Thursday, February 11th 2016
11:15 am:
Speaker: Yongtao Cui, Stanford University
Subject: Visualizing Low Dimensional Electronic States in Complex Quantum Materials
Monday, February 15th 2016
Speaker: Ruihua He, Boston College
Subject: Angle-resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy Study of Emergent Phenomena in Correlated Materials
Note: change of time for seminar.
Wednesday, February 17th 2016
1:25 pm:
Speaker: John Nichol, Harvard University
Subject: Quantum control and sensing with electron spins in semiconductors
Monday, February 22nd 2016
Speaker: Zhanybek Alpichshev, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Subject: Non-equilibrium dynamics of a frustrated Mott insulator
Wednesday, February 24th 2016
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Eduardo H. da Silva Neto, The University of British Columbia
Subject: Universal Charge Order in the Cuprate High-Tc Superconductors
Tuesday, March 1st 2016
Speaker: Jack Hellerstedt, Monash University
Subject: Combined in situ thin film growth and characterization of topological materials
Note change of day, time and room from usual CM Seminar
Wednesday, March 2nd 2016
1:25 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, March 9th 2016
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Yuan Li, International Center for Quantum Materials, Peking University
Subject: Story of Electrons Told by Phonons
Thursday, March 10th 2016
Speaker:  Carsten Honerkamp (Institute for Theoretical Solid-State Physics, RWTH Aachen University)
Note date and time of special seminar
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Wednesday, March 16th 2016
1:25 pm:
There will be no seminar this week, spring break.
Wednesday, March 23rd 2016
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Maxim Khodas, University of Iowa and Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Subject: Spin resonance in two-dimensional electron systems confined to narrow channels
Wednesday, March 30th 2016
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Abhay Pasupathy, Columbia University
Subject: Electronic Nematicity in the Iron Pnictides
Wednesday, April 6th 2016
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Alan I. Goldman, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory
Subject: Magnetic rare-earth-based quasicrystals
Tuesday, April 12th 2016
3:00 pm:
Special Condensed Matter Seminar in 130 PAN (MNC Seminar Room)
Speaker: David Toyli, University of California, Berkeley
Subject: Resonance Fluorescence from an Artificial Atom in Squeezed Vacuum
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Wednesday, April 13th 2016
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Daniel Agterberg, UW-Milwaukee
Subject: Spin 3/2 pairing in topological half-heusler superconductors
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Thursday, April 14th 2016
Speaker: Mikhail Baranov, ITP, University of Innsbruck
Subject: Majorana fermions in noisy Kitaev wires
Wednesday, April 20th 2016
1:25 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, April 27th 2016
1:25 pm:
CM Seminar is cancelled this week. See Sack Lunch on Friday.
Wednesday, May 4th 2016
1:25 pm:
Subject: There will no seminar this week.
Wednesday, May 25th 2016
Speaker: Bekele H. Badada, University of Cincinnati
Subject: Probing Electronic Band Structure and Quantum Confined States in Single Semiconductor Nanowire Devices
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Wednesday, June 8th 2016
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Peter Wolfle, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Subject: Heavy-fermion criticality of YbRh2Si2: Is the T* line just the onset of spin-flip scattering?
Wednesday, August 24th 2016
Speaker: Yong Wu - U.C. Riverside
Subject: Quantum Transport in Strained Graphene, Graphene Heterostructures & Few-Layer Graphene
Wednesday, September 7th 2016
10:00 am:
Speaker: David Goldhaber-Gordon (Stanford)
Subject: Emergent symmetries in quantum impurities built from quantum dots
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Max Metlitski, Perimeter Institute
Subject: Composite fermion liquid: from 2DEG to topological insulator surface
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Wednesday, September 14th 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Michael Hermele, University of Colorado at Boulder
Subject:  Topological phases protected by point group symmetry
Faculty Host: Fiona Burnell
Wednesday, September 21st 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Ivan Schuller, UCSD
Subject: Unique Science of Strongly Correlated Oxides
Faculty Host: E. Dan Dahlberg
Wednesday, September 28th 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Arun Bansil, Northeastern University, Boston
Subject: Miracle of topological phases of quantum matter: From Schrödinger to Einstein
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, October 5th 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Srinivas Raghu, Stanford University
Subject: Composite fermions and the 2D field-tuned superconductor-insulator transition
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, October 12th 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Guichuan Yu, UMN
Subject: Spatial and Orbital Distribution of Doped Holes in Cuprate High-Temperature Superconductors
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, October 19th 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Raymond Ashoori, MIT
Subject: Studying Tunneling into Insulators: Observation of a Long-Range Ordered Wigner-Crystal in a Two-Dimensional Electronic System
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Wednesday, October 26th 2016
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Amir Yacoby - Harvard
Subject: Imaging Magnetic Textures and Spin Chemical Potential of Magnetic Insulators Using NV centers in Diamond
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Wednesday, November 2nd 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Sasha Chernyshev, UC Irvine
Subject: Quantum order-by-disorder and excitations in kagome-lattice magnets
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Wednesday, November 9th 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Ioannis Rousochatzakis, University of Minnesota
Subject:  Classical spin liquid instability driven by off-diagonal exchange in strong spin-orbit magnets
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Wednesday, November 16th 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Emanuel Gull, University of Michigan
Subject: Numerical experiment on the Hubbard model
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, November 23rd 2016
2:30 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Monday, November 28th 2016
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Mikhail Skvortsov Skolkovo, Institute of Science and Technology and Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics
Subject: Superconductivity suppression in disordered films: Role of ballistic scales
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
Speaker: Konstantin Reich, Physics at UMN
Subject: Exciton transfer in array of epitaxially connected nanocrystals
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Saurabh Maiti, University of Florida
Subject: Chiral-spin modes in a 2D Fermi-Liquid with spin-orbit coupling
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Wednesday, December 14th 2016
Speaker: Avraham Klein, Physics at UMN
Subject: Vortex core deformation in weakly coupled superfluids, and the Abrikosov lattice instability
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Thursday, December 15th 2016
Speaker: Yuxuan Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject: Topological superconductivity at the onset of an inversion breaking order
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov

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