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Department of Physics

Seminars and Colloquia

SPRING 2012

Date Speaker Title Sem./Coll.
1/27

Claudio Chamon
Boston University

Zero energy modes and their role in electron fractionalization and topological quantum computing
Seminar
2/8 Thomas Vandervelde
Tufts University,
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Physics, Freiburg Germany
From Observing the Cosmos to Powering Our Future:  The Amazing Potential of Infrared Photonic Materials 
Colloquium
2/14
Zhimin Shi
Institute of Optics,
University of Rochester
Understanding and Exploiting Slow Light Phenomena Colloquium
2/15
Keji Lai
Stanford University
Probing Nanoscale Electronic Phases in Complex Quantum Materials Colloquium
2/20
Jared B. Hertzberg
Cornell University
Probing Nanoscale Electronic Phases in Complex Quantum Materials Colloquium
2/22
Cory R. Dean
Columbia University
Electron transport in graphene heterostructures Colloquium
2/23
Ruihua He
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Experimental Studies of High-Tc Cuprate Superconductors with Density Wave Correlations Colloquium
2/24
Cary Pint
Extreme Technologies Research Group, Intel Corporation
Electron and Photon Manipulation Using Nanocarbon Scaffolds Colloquium
2/29
Vikram Deshpande
Columbia University
An electro-opto-mechanical toolkit for atomically-thin materials Colloquium
3/6
Vladimir Juričić
Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics,
Leiden University,
The Netherlands
Quantum criticality in graphene Seminar
3/14
M. Brian Maple
University of California,
San Diego
Emergence of superconductivity from magnetic order in correlated electron materials Colloquium
3/20
Ivar Martin
Los Alamos National Laboratory,
Harvard University
Spontaneous quantum Hall effect and fractionalization in itinerant chiral Magnets Seminar
3/21
Madappa Prakash
Ohio University
Why the neutron star in Cassiopeia-A is cooling so fast
Colloquium
3/27
Jing Xia
University of California, Irvine
Competing Phases of 2D Electrons at ν = 5/2 and 7/3 Seminar
3/28
Joseph R. Lakowicz
University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Plasmon-Controlled Fluorescence: Applications to Biophysics and Biotechnology Colloquium
4/3
     
4/4
Dominic Papineau
Boston College
Exploring the potential of mineral biosignatures in Precambrian sedimentary rocks for exobiology Colloquium
4/10
Ashvin Vishwanath
University of California, Berkeley
Correlated Topological Phases and Superconductivity in 5d Transition Metal Oxides Seminar
4/11
Isaac F. Silvera
Harvard University
Pressing for Metallic Hydrogen Colloquium
4/12
Daniel P. Aalberts
Williams College
Intuitive ways of visualizing RNA folds and landscapes Joint Biology & Physics Colloquium
4/18
Kurt E. Sickafus
University of Tennessee
Radiation-Induced Swelling in Oxide Pyrochlores Colloquium
4/24
     
4/25 Mohit Randeria
Ohio State University
Viscosity of Strongly Interacting Fermions Colloquium
5/1      
5/2 Meigan Aronson
Stony Brook University,
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Quantum Criticality: an Organizing Principle for Strongly Correlated Metals? Colloquium