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

Spring 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 
February 3
Hari Manoharan (IBM Almaden Research Center)
Quantum Mirages
Host: Ellen Williams
February 10
Konstantin Matveev (Department of Physics, Duke University)
Electron transport in quantum wires connected to quantum dots
Host: Victor Yakovenko
Special Condensed Matter Physics Seminar
February 16, Wednesday, 4 p.m., room 1117, Plant Sciences Building
James Hone (Department of Physics, University of Pennsylvania)
Carbon Nanotubes:  Electrons and Phonons on the Nanoscale
Host: Ellen Williams
February 17
Grzegorz Karczewski (Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
Optical properties of  two-dimensional electron gas in II-VI quantum well structures
Host: Bob Anderson
February 24
Issaak Khalatnikov (Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russia and Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Conductivity of  Two-Dimensional Three-Component Regular Composites
Host: Sergey Novikov.  Dr. Khalatnikov is visiting UMD from mid-February to mid-March 2000
Statistical Physics Seminar
February 29, Tuesday, 1:15 p.m., room 1116, IPST Building
Alexey Bezryadin (Harvard University)
Quantum superconductor-insulator phase transition in ultrathin nanowires
Host: Ellen Williams
March 2
Michael Fuhrer (University of California at Berkeley)
Connecting Carbon Nanotubes
Host: Ellen Williams
Materials Science Seminar
March 3,  Friday, 1 p.m., room 2110, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
Ray Phaneuf (University of Maryland)
Novel Microscopies for Studying Small Device Structures
Host: Ellen Williams
Special Condensed Matter Physics Seminar
March 9, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., room 1117, Plant Sciences Building
Zhen Yao (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Carbon Nanotube Wires and Junctions
Host: Ellen Williams
March 9
Philip Stamp (Spinoza Institute, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Mechanisms of Decoherence
Host: Victor Yakovenko
Special Condensed Matter Physics Seminar
March 14, Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., room 3206, Math Building
Chongwu Zhou (Department of Chemistry, Stanford University)
Molecular Electronics: Conjugated Molecular Wires and Carbon Nanotubes
Host: Ellen Williams
Special Condensed Matter Physics Seminar
March 15, Wednesday, 12:00 noon, room 1304, Physics Building
Chandan Dasgupta (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
Pattern formation in surface growth
Host: Sankar Das Sarma
March 16
Paola Barbara (Center for Superconductivity Research, University of Maryland)
Josephson-Junction Array Masers
March 23
No seminar:  Spring Break
March 30
Andrei Lopatin (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University)
Hall effect in a system of coupled Luttinger chains
Host: Victor Yakovenko
April 6
Philip Allen (SUNY, Stony Brook)
Self-localized holes and electron-hole pairs in LaMnO3
Host:  Jaroslav Fabian
April 13
Woowon Kang (Department of Physics, University of Chicago)
Ferromagnetic Ordering and Relaxation in the Fractional Quantum Hall Regime of a Two Dimensional Electron System
Host: Victor Yakovenko
April 20
Victor Yakovenko (Department of Physics, University of Maryland)
Electrons on edge
April 27
Paul Crowell (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota)
Magnetism in Semiconductors
Host: Igor Zutic
May 4
Ricardo Decca (Indiana University Perdue Universtity Indianapolis)
Anomalous Proximity Effect in Underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+x Josephson Junctions
Host: Dennis Drew
May 11
Marco Colombini and Sergei Sukharev (Department of Biology, University of Maryland)
Gating of membrane channels by voltage and stretch
Host: Victor Yakovenko

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