Michigan State University

Department of Physics & Astronomy

CMP Seminar Schedule Spring 2011

Mondays at 4:10 pm, Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Bldg.
Refreshments at 3:45 pm.

Speaker Title Host
  10 January   First Day of Classes - No Seminar    
  17 January   Martin Luther King Day - No Seminar    
  24 January   Nadya Mason - University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign   Transport through Andreev bound states in a graphene quantum dot   Birge
  31 January   Paul Bagus - University of Nothern Texas   Rigorous theoretical analysis of core-level spectra   Zhang/Mahanti
  7 February   Alex Levchenko - Argonne National Lab.   Interacting electrons in 1D beyond the Luttinger-liquid limit - transport and relaxation   Duxbury
  9 February* start at 11:00am   Valery Yampol'skii - Usikov Institute for Radiophysics and Electronics   Nonlinear Josephson plasma waves in layered superconductors   Dykman
  14 February   Salvador Barraza-Lopez - Georgia Tech   Charge transport through graphene: the role of metal contacts   Duxbury
  21 February   Feng Wang -- University of California, Berkeley   Tunable electronic and optical properties of graphene   McGuire
  28 February   Viktor Poltavets -- MSU   Bulk Magnetic Order in a Two-Dimensional Ni1+/Ni2+ (d9/d8) Nickelate, Isoelectronic with Superconducting Cuprates: SDW, Mott insulator or something else?   Mahanti/Ruan
  7 March Spring Break
  14 March   Tim Gay -- University of Nebraska, Lincoln   One Atom Too Many: An Atomic Physicist’s Attempt to Learn about Simple Homonuclear Diatomic Molecules   Ruan
  21 March   March Meeting    
  28 March   Hui Zhao -- University of Kansas   Nonlinear optics with ballistic charge and spin currents in semiconductors   Lai
  4 April   An-Ping Li - Oak Ridge National Lab   Electronic Transport Measurements by Four-Probe Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Correlating Transport to Local Structures at the Nanoscale   Zhang
  11 April   Milton W. Cole -- Penn State University   Novel phases of films in and on carbon nanotubes   Dykman
  18 April   Michael Kellman -- University of Oregon   The Dance of Molecules: New Dynamical Perspective on Highly Excited Molecular Vibrations, with Analogies to Landau Phase Transition Theory   Dykman
  25 April   Jian Huang -- Wayne State University   “Electron-electron interaction-driven phenomena in GaAs two-dimensional hole systems,”   Kaplan/Ruan
  2 May   Anand Bhattacharya -- Argonne National Laboratory   “Enhanced ordering temperatures and modulation doping in antiferromagnetic manganites,”   McGuire

Organized by {John McGuire and Chong-Yu Ruan}
Last update:10:31:38 EDT, 2011-04-25
For information or special accommodations please email Cathy Cords at
cords -AT- pa dot msu dot edu