University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Condensed Matter Sack Lunch Seminar

semester, 2009

Tuesday, January 20th 2009
12:20 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, January 27th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Prof. Vidya Madhavan, Boston College
Subject: New Developments in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of High Temperature Superconductors
The speaker is a candidate for the Cond. Matter Experimentalist Asst. Prof. position.
Thursday, January 29th 2009
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Xian Leng, University of Minnesota
Subject: Interfacial Superconductivity
Note the different day, time and place this week only.
Tuesday, February 3rd 2009
12:20 pm:
There will be no CM Sack Lunch Seminar this week. There will be two CM Seminars.
12:20 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Ania Bleszynski-Jayich, Yale University
Subject: Measurements of persistent currents in normal metal rings using a micromechanical magnetometer
Ania Bleszynski-Jayich is a candidate for the Cond. Matter Experimentalist Asst. Prof. position.
Tuesday, February 10th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Hung-Sheng Chiang, University of Minnesota
Subject: Nonlinear transport in 2D electron systems
Tuesday, February 17th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Yu Chen, University of Minnesota
Subject: Magnetic field induced superconductivity in Zn nanowires
Tuesday, February 24th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Eric Garlid, University of Minnesota
Subject: Large Interfacial Spin Accumulation in Lateral Fe/GaAs Devices
Tuesday, March 3rd 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Thomas Dunn, University of Minnesota
Subject: Spin Torque and Magnetic Switching
Tuesday, March 10th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Matt Parker, Hung-Sheng Chiang, Yen-Hsiang Lin, Te-Yu Chen, University of Minnesota
Subject: Talks for the the APS March Meeting
Tuesday, March 17th 2009
12:20 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Thursday, March 26th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Mike Erickson, University Minnesota
Subject: Temperature dependence of the non-local spin signal in Cu-based lateral spin-valves
Tuesday, March 31st 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Tanner Schulz, University of Minnesota
Subject: Ordered Vortex Arrays in Superconducting Niobium Films
Tuesday, April 7th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Nin Ji, University of Minnesota
Subject: XMCD study on FeCo based nanocrystals
Tuesday, April 14th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Lee Wienkes, University of Minnesota
Subject: Optical Absorption Spectra of Mixed Phase Thin Film Semiconductors
Tuesday, April 21st 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Chunyong He
Subject: Doping fluctuation-driven magneto-electronic phase separation in La1-xSrxCoO3 single crystals
Tuesday, April 28th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Brian Skinner
Subject: Charge inversion and non-monotonic swelling of a large molecule
Tuesday, May 5th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Elizabeth Smith, University of Minnesota
Subject: Quantifying Protein Expression in Living Cells
Thursday, May 7th 2009
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Matthew Loth, University of Minnesota
Subject: Non-mean-field screening by multivalent counterions
Note different day, time and place: second CM sack Lunch this week
Tuesday, May 12th 2009
12:20 pm:
No seminar this week. Finals week.
Tuesday, September 8th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Shun Wang, University of Minnesota
Subject: Discovery of a novel smectic liquid crystal phase
Tuesday, September 15th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Thomas Dunn, University of Minnesota
Subject: Spin Torque and Magnetic Switching
Thursday, September 17th 2009
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Professor Maxim Vavilov, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Subject: Microwave photoconductivity in 2D electron systems with mixed disorder.
Tuesday, September 22nd 2009
12:20 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, September 29th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Te-Yu Chen, University of Minnesota
Subject: Nonlinear Magnetic Vortex Dynamics in the Presence of Pinning
Tuesday, October 6th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: LiDong Pan, University of Minnesota
Subject: "Surface Phase Transitions in Liquid Crystal Films"
Tuesday, October 13th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Matthew Loth, University of Minnesota
Subject: Ionic conductivity on a wetting surface
Tuesday, October 20th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Matt Parker, University of Minnesota
Subject: Extinction in a Predator-Prey System
Tuesday, October 27th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Lee Wienkes, University of Minnesota
Subject: Hopping Transport in Amorphous Silicon
Tuesday, November 3rd 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Brian Skinner, University of Minnesota
Subject: The world's thinnest capacitor
Tuesday, November 10th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Yen-Hsiang Lin, University of Minnesota
Subject: Indirect magnetic-field-tuned superconductor-insulator transitions
Tuesday, November 17th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Anthony Hatke, University of Minnesota
Subject: Shubnikov-de Haas Oscillations in Microwave-irradiated 2D Electron Systems
Tuesday, November 24th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Professor Jorge Vinals, McGill University
Subject: Pattern formation in extended systems.
Tuesday, December 1st 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Feng Guo, University of Minnesota
Subject: The Noise is the signal: Noise Measurements in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions
Tuesday, December 8th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Stephen Snyder, University of Minnesota
Subject: Magnetic Field Enhanced Superconductivity in Zn Nanowires
Tuesday, December 15th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Xiang Leng, University of Minnesota
Subject: Electrostatic Tuning of the Superconductor-Insulator Transition
Tuesday, December 22nd 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Hung-Sheng Chiang, University of Minnesota
Subject: Non-linear Magnetoresistance Oscillations in Intensely Irradiated Two-Dimensional Electron Systems Induced by Multi-Photon Processes

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