University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Condensed Matter Seminar

Spring Semester

Wednesday, January 18th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Aliaksei Charnukha, University of California, San Diego
Subject: Charge dynamics in iron-based superconductors
Candidate for the Condensed Matter Experimental Assistant Professor Position
Faculty Host: James Kakalios
Wednesday, January 25th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Arnab Banerjee, ORNL - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Subject:  In search of Majorana Fermions in a honeycomb semiconductor
Candidate for the Condensed Matter Experimental Assistant Professor Position
Faculty Host: James Kakalios
Wednesday, February 1st 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Ben Feldman, Princeton University
Subject: Real-space imaging of a nematic quantum liquid
Candidate for the Condensed Matter Experimental Assistant Professor Position
Faculty Host: James Kakalios
Wednesday, February 8th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Angela Kou, Yale University
Subject: Building quantum materials with superconducting circuits
Candidate for the Condensed Matter Experimental Assistant Professor Position
Faculty Host: James Kakalios
Wednesday, February 15th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Brian Zhou, Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
Subject: Shaping the quantum dynamics of single spins in diamond
Candidate for the Condensed Matter Experimental Assistant Professor Position
Faculty Host: James Kakalios
Wednesday, February 22nd 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Ke Wang, Harvard University
Subject: Manipulating Charge Carriers for Quantum Transport in Van der Waals Materials Nanostructures
Candidate for the Condensed Matter Experimental Assistant Professor Position
Faculty Host: James Kakalios
Wednesday, March 1st 2017
1:25 pm:
Practice talks for APS March Meeting
Wednesday, March 8th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Anthony Leggett, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Subject: Reflections on the past, present and future of condensed matter physics
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, March 15th 2017
1:25 pm:
No seminar; Spring Break
Wednesday, March 22nd 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Chris Hooley, University of St. Andrews
Subject: Feynman path integrals over matrix product states: insights into unconventional phase transitions
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, March 29th 2017
1:30 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, April 5th 2017
1:30 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, April 12th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Mansour Shayegan, Princeton University
Subject: News from Princeton Flatlands: Probing Exotic Phases of Interacting 2D Systems
Faculty Host: Michael Zudov
Wednesday, April 19th 2017
1:25 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, April 26th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Turan Birol, CEMS, University of Minnesota
Subject: Correlated Materials by Design
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Michael Levin, University of Chicago
Subject: Bulk-boundary correspondence for three dimensional topological phases
Faculty Host: Oriol T. Valls
Thursday, May 4th 2017
11:00 am:
Speaker: Leonado Degiorgi, ETH Zurich
Subject: Impact of nematicity in the optical response of iron-based superconductors
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes

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