Condensed Matter Physics Seminar  (PHYS 738/739) 
Department of Physics, University of Maryland 
College Park, Maryland 20742-4111, USA

Fall 2000 Schedule

Thursdays,  from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Room 1130, Plant Sciences Building 
(across Regents Drive from the Physics Building)

Underlined titles of the talks link to abstracts 
September 7
No seminar
September 14
Boris Nadgorny (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC)
Probing the Spin Polarization of Metals with Andreev Reflection
Host: Victor Yakovenko
September 21
Igor Mazin (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC)
Theory of Andreev Reflection at the Superconductor-Ferromagnet Boundary
Host: Victor Yakovenko
September 28
Anirvan Sengupta (Bell Laboratories, NJ)
Engineering Aspects of Enzymatic Signal Transduction: Photo-receptors in Retina
Host: Amitava Chattopadhyay
October 5
No seminar:
Workshop on Opportunities in Materials Theory
NSF, Arlington, VA, October 4-6
October 12
Joint Condensed Matter and Gravitation Theory Seminar
Richard Ferrell (Department of Physics, University of Maryland)
Sonic Pulses from Crossed Vortices in Liquid 4He: A Simulation of High-Energy Radiation from Crossed Cosmic Strings
Wednesday, October 18, 4 p.m., Chemistry Building, Room 1325
Seminar on Interdisciplinary Problems in Chemistry and Physics
Victor Yakovenko (Department of Physics, University of Maryland)
Statistical Mechanics of Money and Income
October 19
Hyok-Jon Kwon (Department of Physics, University of Maryland)
Quantum Vortex Fluctuations and Vortex Superfluidity in Underdoped Cuprates
October 26
Vladimir Pudalov (Lebedev Physics Institute, Moscow and Rutgers University, NJ)
Folklore and Experimental Facts About  2D "Metallic State"
Host: Sankar Das Sarma
November 2
Chetan Nayak (Department of Physics, University of California at Los Angeles)
The Fractional Quantum Hall Effect, High-Temperature Superconductivity, and Quantum Computation
Host: Sankar Das Sarma
November 9
Amitava Chattopadhyay (Department of Physics, University of Maryland)
The physics of ordered double perovskites
November 16
Gabriel Kotliar (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University)
Electronic Structure of Strongly Correlated Electron Materials: A Dynamical Mean Field Perspective
Host: Sankar Das Sarma
November 23
No seminar:  Thanksgiving Day
November 30
Mansour Shayegan (Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University)
Spin-Splitting and Metallic Behavior in GaAs 2D Hole Systems
Host: Dennis Drew
December 7
Alexei Kitaev (Microsoft Research and Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Unpaired Majorana fermions in quantum wires
Host:  Victor Yakovenko

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