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Seminars & Colloquia - Fall 2011

Date Speaker Title Sem./Coll.
06/07 Peter Hartmann
"Ground state structures of superparamagnetic 2D dusty plasma crystals" Seminar
06/10 Tetsuo Hanaguri
Magnetic Materials Laboratory, RIKEN
"STM/STS studies on exotic materials" Seminar
06/17 Wolfgang S. Bacsa
University of Toulouse, France
"Double Wall Carbon Nanotubes and Their Applications in Polymer Composites" Seminar
06/21 Professor Yang Wang
South China Normal University
Guangzhou, China
"Optical properties and solar cell applications of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes" Seminar
07/29 Xiao Hu
WPI Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics,
National Institute for Materials Science
Tsukuba, Japan
"Nonlocal Spin-Entangled Electrons in Cooper Pair Splitter" Seminar
09/14 Kevin Bedell
Boston College
"Spin waves in Fermi Liquids: New 'Tricks' from an 'Old Dog'" Colloquium
09/20 Luiz Santos
Harvard University
"Topological order with and without time-reversal symmetry" Seminar
09/21 Seung-Hun Lee
University of Virginia
"Spin liquid and spin glass states of geometrically frustrated magnets" Colloquium
09/28 J.C. Séamus Davis
Cornell University,
Brookhaven National Laboratory,
St. Andrews University
"Intra-band Quasiparticle Scattering Interference and the Mechanism of Cooper Pairing in Iron-based High-Tc Superconductivity"
Colloquium
09/29 J.C. Séamus Davis
Cornell University,
Brookhaven National Laboratory,
St. Andrews University
"The Enigma of "Supersolid" 4He"
Seminar
09/30 J.C. Séamus Davis
Cornell University,
Brookhaven National Laboratory,
St. Andrews University
"Visualizing the Creation and Destruction of Heavy Fermions"
Seminar
10/04 Qimiao Si
Rice University
"Quantum magnetism of heavy fermions and effects of Berry phase" Seminar
10/05 Dennis Pacheco
"The Physics of High-Power Solid-State Lasers" Colloquium
10/11 Seongshik (Sean) Oh
Rutgers University
"Do we really have topological insulators yet?" Seminar
10/12 Kevin Smith
Boston University
"Intrinsic Electron Quantum Well States in Solids" Colloquium
10/18 Sriram Shastry
Univ of California Santa Cruz
The Physics of Extreme Correlations in Cuprates and its implications for ARPES Seminar
10/19 Yi-Chia Chou
Thomas J. Watson Research Center at IBM, Yorktown / Purdue University
Nucleation and Growth of Nanoscale Epitaxial Silicides by Point Contact Reactions Colloquium
10/20 Rahul Mahajan Nandkishore
MIT
Superconductivity from repulsive interactions in doped graphene. Seminar
10/26 Graeme M. Luke
McMaster University
Probing Materials with Muons: From Novel Superconductors to Magnetic Monopoles Colloquium
10/28 Christopher Mudry
Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
Fractional topological insulators Seminar
11/01 Ho Nyung Lee
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Multichannel conduction and quantum transport of highly mobile two-dimensional electron gases in delta-doped oxide heterostructures Seminar
11/02 Martin Zwierlein
MIT
A Little Big Bang: Ultracold Fermi Gases at the Quantum Limit Colloquium
11/08 Nuh Gedik
MIT
Ultrafast Probing of Dynamical Spin-Charge Coupling in Topological Insulators
Seminar
11/09 Alexander V. (Sasha) Balatsky
Theory Division and
Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies,
LANL
Dirac materials Colloquium
11/15 Krastan Blagoev
National Science Foundation, USA
and
University of Cambridge, UK
Telomere Dynamics in Aging and Cancer  Seminar
11/16 Giovanni Fazio
Harvard University
Viewing the Universe with Infrared Eyes: The Spitzer Space Telescope Colloquium
11/29 Joel Moore
University of California, Berkeley,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
New topologically ordered phases of condensed matter Seminar
11/30 Zhi-Xun Shen
Stanford University
Bridging the Gap in High Temperature Superconductor Colloquium
12/06 Christopher McAndrew
The Catholic University of America
Marriage of DNA and Histones Under Tension Seminar
12/07 Hong Liu
MIT
From black holes to strange metals:  many-body physics through a gravitational lens Colloquium