University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Condensed Matter Seminar

Fall Semester

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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