Michigan State University

Department of Physics & Astronomy

CMP Seminar Schedule Spring 2015

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

Speaker Title Host
5 January   Michael S. Arnold
(Univ. Wisconsin)
Semiconducting carbon nanotube based electronics and photovoltaics David Tomanek
12 January   Bruce Gaulin
(McMaster University)
Quantum Spin Ice Physics and Emergent QED in Pyrochlore Magnets Xianglin Ke
19 January   No seminar: Martin Luther King Day University Holiday
26 January   Cheng Chin
(U. Chicago)
Roton-maxon excitations of atomic quantum gases in an optical lattice Alex Levchenko
29 January
30 January
  Aaron Finck
Phase Coherence and Majorana Fermions in Hybrid Topological Insulator Devices Norman Birge
2 February
3 February
  Chen Wang
(Yale Univ.)
Quasiparticle dynamics and decoherence in superconducting qubits Norman Birge
5 February
6 February
  Joel Moser
(ICFO Barcelona)
Force detection and frequency fluctuations in carbon nanotube mechanical resonators Norman Birge
9 February
10 February
  Joshua Lui
Shedding light on two-dimensional electrons in graphene and beyond Norman Birge
12 February
13 February
  Johannes Pollanen
Engineering Quantum Matter: From Superfluids to Low-Dimensional Electrons Norman Birge
16 February
17 February
  Yihua Wang
Broken-symmetry states in topological insulators Norman Birge
19 February
20 February
  Darius Torchinsky
Revealing hidden symmetry breaking in strongly correlated matter Norman Birge
2 March   No seminar: APS March Meeting
9 March   Guillaume Gervais
(McGill University)
Quantum Circuits and Quantum Faucets Alex Levchenko
23 March   Oskar Vafek
Superconductivity on the Brink of Spin-Charge Order in a Doped Honeycomb Bilayer (and other quadriatic band touching systems) Alex Levchenko
30 March   Sambandamurthy Ganapathy
(University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Nanoscale investigation of strongly correlated oxide materials Chong-Yu Ruan
6 April   Alireza Nojeh
(Univ. of British Columbia)
Heat Trap and Nano Thermionics/Thermoelectrics David Tomanek
12 April   CMP Retreat Schedule and Program of the 2015 CMP Retreat
13 April   Stephen E. Nagler
Evidence for Kitaev Physics in α-RuCl3 Xianglin Ke
20 April   Jaideep Taggart Singh
Surprises! & Puzzles? from Probing Atoms Trapped the Old-Fashioned Way: Spectroscopic Studies of Neutral Ytterbium Atoms inside Frozen Neon Ruby Ghosh
27 April   Mei-Yin Chou
(Georgia Tech.)
Nanomaterials in Two Dimensions: From Graphene to Few-Layer Graphene and Beyond David Tomanek
4 May   Yang-Zhi Chou
(Rice University)
Level Correlation and Conformal Invariance in 3D Disordered Topological Superconductors Alex Levchenko

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Organized by David Tomanek
Last update:   2015.05.01 (Friday) 13:17:24 EDT.
For information or special accommodations please email Cathy Cords at
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