CMTC Talks
Condensed Matter Theory Center talks are held in Room 2205 Toll Physics Building at the times shown below except when an alternate room is indicated.

Spring 2018

February 7 11:00 AM Mark Rudner (Niels Bohr Institute)
Quantized transport, topology and thermalization in anomalous Floquet insulators
February 16 11:15 AM John Nichol (Rochester)
Why do spin qubits dephase?
March 16 10:00AM-3:30PM CMTC Symposium
March 22 2:00 PM Sankar Das Sarma (University of Maryland)
Special CMTC Seminar/CNAM Colloquium
Linear-in-T resistivity, violation of Mott-Ioffe-Regel criterion, and disobedience of Wiedemann-Franz law: Is this enough to accuse a metal of being ‘strange’ or ‘bad’?
Location: Room 1201 Toll Physics Building
March 28 11:00 AM Liang Fu (MIT)
Topology of finite-lifetime quasipartices and non-Hermitian quantum mechanics
April 2 1:30 PM Itamar Kimchi (MIT)
Data collapse and scaling theory of frustration and disorder in quantum magnets
April 3 11:00 AM Qimiao Si (Rice)
Magnetism and topology in strongly correlated metals
April 17 11:00 AM Jeffrey Teo (University of Virginia)
April 27 11:00 AM Michael Pretko (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Fall 2017

September 19 11 AM Isaac Kim (IBM Research)
Global symmetries and protected quantum gates
September 26 11 AM Chong Wang (Harvard)
A Web of Dualities in Condensed Matter Physics: from Quantum Hall Effect to Exotic Quantum Criticality
October 10 11 AM Jason Petta (Princeton)
Coherent Coupling of a Single Spin to a Single Photon in Silicon
October 17 11 AM Oskar Vafek (Florida State University)
Hunds interaction, spin-orbit coupling and the mechanism of superconductivity in heavily hole-doped iron pnictides
November 14 11 AM Xuedong Hu (University at Buffalo)
Dynamics and Coherence of a Driven Spin Qubit
November 15-17 9 AM CMTC Fall Symposium
Wed, Nov 15 (9:00am-4:20pm) - Topological, MBL, and Entanglement
Thu, Nov 16 (9:00am-12:20pm) - Magnetism and Lattices
Fri, Nov 17 (9:00am-4:20pm) - Majorana and Spin Qubits
November 21 11 AM Shubhayu Chatterjee (Harvard) — Informal seminar
Intertwining topological order and discrete broken symmetries in the hole-doped cuprates via quantum fluctuating antiferromagnetism
November 28 11 AM Andrew Lucas (Stanford)
Signatures of electronic hydrodynamics in electrical and thermal transport
December 5 11 AM Mark A. Eriksson (Wisconsin)
Quantum control of spins in silicon
December 8 11 AM Shaffique Adam (Yale-NUS College)
The role of electron-electron interactions in disordered Dirac fermions

Spring 2017

February 10 Rescheduled for 3 PM Bertrand I. Halperin (Harvard)
Perspectives on the half-filled Landau level
February 21 11 AM Senthil Todadri (MIT)
Composite Fermi Liquids in the Lowest Landau Level
February 28 11 AM Yi-Zhuang You (Harvard)
Bosonic Symmetry Protected Topological States: Theory, Numerics, and Experimental Platform
March 8 11 AM-4:15 PM 2017 Spring CMTC Symposium
March 28 11 AM Congjun Wu (UCSD)
Novel orbital phases in optical lattices and solids – unconventional BECs and large gap topological states
April 4 11 AM Roger Melko (University of Waterloo)
Machine Learning the Many-Body Problem
April 18 11 AM QingLin He (UCLA)
Chiral Majorana fermion edge state in a quantum anomalous Hall insulator-superconductor structure
April 25 11 AM Aris Alexandradinata (Yale)
Orbital magnetization, geometric phase, and the modern theory of magnetic breakdown
May 2 11 AM Robert Konik (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
Studies of the Loschmidt Echo and Entanglement Spreading in Two Dimensional Anisotropic Spin System
May 9 11 AM John Imbrie (UVA)
Many-Body Localization: Stability and Instability
June 2 11 AM Xin (Sunny) Wang (City University of Hong Kong)
On the advantage of barrier over tilt control of a singlet-triplet spin qubit
July 19 11 AM Christina Knapp (UCSB)
Scalable Designs for Majorana-Based Quantum Computing



For the earlier CMTC talks, see this page.