Condensed Matter Physics Seminars

Seminars are held in the Physics and Astronomy Building 4th Floor Conference Room (PAB 4-330) on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
Contact person: Maria Salinas.

Spring 2019
Date Speaker Institution Host Talk Title
Apr 2
KN 6-129
Victor L'vov Weizmann Institute, Israel Yaroslav Tserkovnyak Hydrodynamic turbulence in superfluids
Apr 17 Kamran Behnia CNRS   Superconductivity and ferroelectricity in strontium titanate and related compounds
Apr 24 N/A N/A    
May 1 N/A N/A    
May 8 Benedetta Flebus UT Austin Karoly Holczer

Probing magnetic phenomena using Nitrogen Vacancy (NV) Center in Diamond

Summer 2019
Date Speaker Institution Host Title






Fall 2018

Date Speaker Institution Host Talk Title
Oct 24 Yongtao Cui University of California, Riverside Ni Ni Imaging Quantum Spin Hall Edges in Monolayer WTe2
Oct 31 Monica Allen University of California, San Diego Stuart Brown Visualization of topological states of matter using microwave impedance microscopy
Nov 7 Eli Levenson-Falk University of Southern California Stuart Brown Fleas on Schrödinger's Cat: Decoherence in Superconducting Quantum Circuits
Nov 14 Johanna Palmstrom Stanford University Stuart Brown Probing Electronic Nematicity in Iron-based Superconductors
Nov 28 Priscila Rosa Los Alamos National Laboratory Stuart Brown Towards a consensus about SmB6, a topological Kondo insulator candidate
Winter 2019
Date Speaker Institution Host Talk Title
Jan 9 James Analytis UC Berkeley Stuart Brown Disentangling the strange metal in CeCoIn5

Jan 23

Sam Lederer Cornell University Stuart Brown High temperature superconductivity and strange metal behavior near a metallic quantum critical point

Monday, Feb 11
1:00 PM

Su-Yang Xu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Stuart Brown

Topology and Geometry in Quantum Materials

Feb 13

Mitali Banerjee

Columbia University

HongWen Jiang

Quantization of heat flow in the fractional quantum Hall regime

Feb 20 Eric Spanton UC Santa Barbara   Fractional Chern insulators in graphene heterostructures

Monday, Feb 25
1:00 PM

Matteo Mitrano University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign HongWen Jiang

Emergent nonequilibrium dynamics of complex solids

Feb 27 Anshul Kogar Massachusetts Institute of Technology  

Light-Matter Interaction in Charge Density Waves

March 11
11 AM

Location: Engineering Bldg. IV
Shannon Room

Qiong Ma Massachusetts Institute of Technology  

Quantum Physics and Quantum Engineering in Atomically Thin Crystals

March 13

Christopher Gutierez

University of British Columbia  

Visualizing a relativistic quantum Hall liquid in a graphene quantum dot

Monday, March 18
1:00 PM

Edbert Sie Stanford University  

Ultrafast Optical Control of Quantum Materials

March 20 Alexander McLeod Columbia University   Exploration and manipulation of the insulator-metal transition through low-temperature nano-optics