University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Condensed Matter Seminar

semester, 2014

Thursday, January 23rd 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Ilya Krivorotov, University of Califorinia, Irvine
Subject: Tunable triplet superconductivity in spin valve/superconductor multilayers
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Thursday, January 30th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Mengkun Liu, UC-San Diego
Subject: Exploring the fundamental time and length scales of Strongly Correlated Electron Materials
Monday, February 3rd 2014
3:30 pm:
Speaker: Cihan Kurter, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Subject: Anomalous Josephson current in superconductor/topological insulator devices
Thursday, February 6th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Vlad Pribiag, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft, Delft University of Technology
Subject: Exploiting Spin-Orbit Coupling in Semiconductor Nanowires and Topological Insulators
Monday, February 10th 2014
3:30 pm:
Speaker: Andrea Young, MIT
Subject: Topology, symmetry, and edge states in graphene heterostructures
Thursday, February 13th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Milan Allan, Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zurich
Subject: Visualizing Electronic Nematicity and Cooper Pairing in Iron‐based Superconductors
Thursday, February 20th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Jake Koralek, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Subject: Shedding Light on Quantum Matter
Thursday, February 27th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Xiaoyu Wang / Changjiang Liu / Terry Bretz-Sullivan
Subject: APS March Meeting practice talks
Thursday, March 6th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week, due to APS March Meeting.
Monday, March 10th 2014
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Julia Meyer, Grenoble
Subject: "Ac Josephson Effect in Topological Josephson Junctions"
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Tuesday, March 11th 2014
3:00 pm:
Speaker: Johannes Knolle, Max Planck Institute - Dresden
Subject: Dynamics of a two-dimensional quantum spin liquid: signatures of emergent Majorana fermions and fluxes
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, March 13th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: J.C. Seamus Davis, Cornell
Subject: Evolution of Electronic Broken Symmetry and Fermi Surface Topology across the Cuprate Quantum Critical Point
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, March 27th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Alessandra Lanzara, UC Berkeley, Material Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Subject: Flipping out over topological insulators
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, April 3rd 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Oleg Lavrentovich, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University
Subject: Liquid Crystal Enabled Electrokinetics
Faculty Host: Jorge Vinals
Thursday, April 10th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Senthil Todadri, MIT
Subject: Are non-fermi liquids stable to pairing?
Thursday, April 17th 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Chandra Varma, UC Riverside
Subject: Deciphering relevant Phases competing with Superconductivity in Cuprates and in Other Compounds
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, April 24th 2014
Speaker: Ilana Percher / Quentin Ebner (University of Minnesota)
Subject: Using Dissipation to Tune Superconductivity in Ultra Thin Films / Observation of Microwave Induced Resistance Oscillations in 2D Hole Ge/SiGe Heterostructures
Thursday, May 1st 2014
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week because of the Correlated Oxides and Oxide Interfaces workshop
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, `pleats‘ 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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