2014-2015 Condensed Matter Physics Seminars

Seminars are held in Fourth Floor Conference Room (P&A 4-330) on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. on a bi-weekly basis, unless otherwise noted. Contact person: Yaroslav Tserkovnyak.

Fall 2014
Date Speaker Institution Talk Title
15 October So Takei UCLA Nonequilibrium superfluid spin transport through magnetic insulators
22 October Sumanta Tewari Clemson University Majorana fermions in ferromagnet-superconductor heterostructures
29 October Thomas Jackson UCLA Physics and Astronomy Projection Hamiltonians for clustered quantum Hall wavefunctions
5 November Susumu Takahashi University of Southern California Magnetic resonance spectroscopy using a single nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond
12 November Woowon Kang University of Chicago Toward the Detection of Emergent Anyons in the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect
3 December Stephen Haas University of Southern California

Random Quantum Spin Chains with Long-Range Interactions

17 December      

Winter 2015

Date Speaker Institution Talk Title
7 January Andrew Potter UC Berkeley Symmetry and topology in quantum materials – from Weyl semimetals to correlated topological insulators
28 January Ni Ni UCLA High temperature Fe pnictide superconductors with nontrival crystal structures : 112 and 10-3-8 families
4 February Jing Xia University of California, Irvine Tuning ferromagnetism in ultra-thin perovskite films with a patternable capping layer
11 February Ching-Tzu Chen IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center Spin-Polarized Tunneling Studies on Spin-Hall Metals and Topological Insulators
18 February Pengcheng Dai Rice University Nematic spin correlations in the tetragonal state of uniaxial-strained BaFe2−xNixAs2
4 March      
11 March Eric Bauer LANL Quantum Criticality in PuMX5 (M=Co, Rh; X=Ga, In) Superconductors
18 March Rafael Fernandes University of Minnesota Impact of electronic nematicity on the unconventional superconductivity of the iron pnictides
25 March Oleg Tretiakov Tohoku University Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya spin textures with curvature and antiferromagnetic skyrmions

Spring 2015

Date Speaker Institution Talk Title
1 April Allan MacDonald The University of Texas at Austin Exciton Condensates are Super!
3 April at 2:30 P.M. Chandra Varma The University of California at Riverside Determining the Fluctuations Responsible for the Singular Fermi-Liquid and the Superconductivity in Cuprates
15 April Elizabeth Schemm Stanford University Polar Kerr effect studies of hidden order and superconductivity in URu2Si2
29 April Jason Alicea CALTECH Composite Dirac liquids
6 May Vitaly Kresin USC Shell structure and high-temperature pairing in metal nanocluster "superatoms”
20 May Tim Hsieh UCSB Topological Crystalline Insulators
27 May Joel Moore UC Berkeley and LBNL How the geometry of electron wavefunctions underlies topological effects in metals

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