University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Condensed Matter Seminar

Spring Semester

Wednesday, January 17th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Jeff Derby (Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, U of M)
Subject: The synergy of modeling and novel experiments for melt crystal growth research
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Wednesday, January 24th 2018
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Fiona Burnell (University of Minnesota)
Subject: Signatures of gapless boundary modes in Kitaev spin liquids
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Wednesday, January 31st 2018
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Sergey Frolov, University of Pittsburgh
Subject: Quantum dot chains as emulators of topological superconductors
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Tuesday, February 6th 2018
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Rafael Fernandes, University of Minnesota
Subject: TBD
Wednesday, February 7th 2018
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Cristian Batista, University of Tennessee
Subject: Pairing from strong repulsion in the triangular lattice Hubbard model
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Wednesday, February 14th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Damjan Pelc (University of Minnesota)
Subject: Inhomogeneous charge localization in the cuprates
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Wednesday, February 21st 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Erez Berg (U of Chicago)
Subject: Transport beyond the quasiparticle picture: a view from the large-N limit
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, February 28th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Various speakers
Subject: APS March Meeting Practice Talks
Wednesday, March 7th 2018
1:30 pm:
No Seminar this week. APS March Meeting.
Wednesday, March 21st 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Li He, University of Minnesota
Subject: Optomechanical measurement of photon spin angular momentum and optical torque in integrated photonic devices
This week's sack lunch talk will be on Wed. at the usual CM seminar time and place
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Tuesday, March 27th 2018
Speaker: Michael Fogler, University of California, San Diego
Subject: Hyperbolic waves in Nature: from nano to Ter(r)a
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Wednesday, March 28th 2018
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Paul Canfield (Iowa State)
Subject: Synthesis as the Heart of New Materials Physics
Note special time: seminar starts at 2:30 (not 1:25)
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, April 4th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Sung-Sik Lee, Perimeter Institute
Subject: Low-energy effective field theories for non-Fermi liquids
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Wednesday, April 11th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Xiaojia Wang (University of Minnesota)
Subject:  Ultrafast Optical Characterization of Thermal Transport in Micro/nanostructured Materials and across Interfaces
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Wednesday, April 18th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Morten Christensen (University of Minnesota)
Subject:  Magnetic order in the iron pnictides and the impact of spin-orbit coupling
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Wednesday, April 25th 2018
1:15 pm:
Speaker: Vlad Pribiag (University of Minnesota)
Subject: Spin-Dependent Transport and Superconductivity in SrTiO3-Based Heterostructures
NOTE SPECIAL TIME: Seminar starts at 1:15
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Wednesday, May 9th 2018
1:30 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, May 15th 2018
11:00 am:
Speaker: Yuan Li, Peking University
Subject:  Topological Spin Excitations in a Highly Interconnected 3D Spin Lattice
Faculty Host: Martin Greven

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