Michigan State University

Department of Physics & Astronomy

CMP Seminar Schedule Spring 2013

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

Speaker Title Host
  07 January   John Camden (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)   Application of STEM/EELS to Optical Plasmons and Surface Enhanced Nonlinear Spectroscopy Chong-Yu Ruan
  14 January   Zhixian Zhou (Wayne State University)   Electronics with layered systems: graphene and beyond David Tomanek
  21 January   No Seminar   University Holiday Martin Luther King
  28 January   Feng Liu (University of Utah)   Topoelectronic Phases in Thin Films and 2D Organometallic Frameworks Pengpeng Zhang
  04 February   Xuan Gao (Case Western Reserve University)   Tuning Spin-Orbit Interaction and 1D Thermoelectric Transport in InAs Nanowires Xianglin Ke
  11 February   Nathan Newman (Arizona State University)   The Mechanism of Dielectric Loss at Microwave Frequencies in Modern Materials Norman Birge
  18 February   Jacques Amar (University of Toledo)   Temperature-accelerated dynamics simulations of thin-film growth Pengpeng Zhang
  25 February   Natan Andrei (Rutgers University)   Nonequilibrium Dynamics of Strongly Correlated Systems at Low Dimensions Alex Levchenko
  04 March   No seminar: MSU Spring Break
  11 March   Jaime Fernandez-Baca (ORNL)   Neutron Scattering Studies of Multiferroic Materials Xianglin Ke
  12 March   Subir Sachdev (Harvard)   Metals near the onset of antiferromagnets: instabilities to d-wave pairing and bond order Alex Levchenko
  18 March   No seminar: APS March Meeting
  25 March   Egor Babaev (University of Massachusetts Amherst)   Type 1.5 Superconductivity Alex Levchenko
  04 April
1:30 pm
* special day & time *
  Séamus Davis (Cornell University)   Topological Quantum Phenomena in Superfluid 3He Alex Levchenko
    (Dr. Davis will also be presenting April 4th's P-A Colloquium
in BPS Room 1410 at 4:10 pm)
  05 April
* special day *
  Séamus Davis (Cornell University)   Atomic-scale Visualization of Electronic Nematicity and Cooper Pairing in Iron-based Superconductors Alex Levchenko
  08 April   Elbio Dagotto (University Tennessee-Knoxville) Study of Model Hamiltonians for the Iron Based Superconductors Xianglin Ke
  15 April   Maxim Dzero (Kent State University) The Discovery of the First Topological Kondo Insulator: a tale of SmB6 Alex Levchenko
  22 April   Yi Mei Zhu (BNL) Direct Imaging of Ferroelectric Order in Mulitferroics and Valence Electron Distribution in Superconductors Chong-Yu Ruan
  29 April   Igor Aronson (ANL)   Physical Properties of Collective Motion in Suspensions of Bacteria Alex Levchenko
  06 May      

Organized by Alex Levchenko and Xianglin Ke
Last update: 08:17:10 EDT, 05 April 2013
For information or special accommodations please email Cathy Cords at
cords -AT- pa dot msu dot edu