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

Spring 2001 Schedule

Thursdays,  from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Room 1201, Physics Building

Underlined titles of the talks link to abstracts
Underlined names of the speakers link to their personal Web pages

February 1
No seminar:  room not ready
February 8
Alan Dorsey (Department of Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville)
Liquid Crystal Phases in Quantum Hall Systems
Host:  Chris Lobb
February 15
Eugene J. Mele (Department of Physics, University of Pennsylvania)
High Technology in Low Dimensions: Physics in Molecular Nanotubes
Host:  Ted Einstein
Friday, February 16, 12 noon, room 2202 Physics
Informal lunch-time theoretical seminar
Milica Milovanovic (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma)
Bulk and edge correlations in the compressible quantum Hall state
Host:  Victor Yakovenko
February 22
Andrei Chubukov (Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
2D fermions near an antiferromagnetic instability: non-Fermi-liquid behavior and pairing
Host:  Victor Yakovenko
March 1
Duncan K. Foley (Department of Economics, New School University, New York)
Statistical Equilibrium Issues in Economic Modeling
Host:  Victor Yakovenko
March 8
Xuedong Hu (Department of Physics, University of Maryland)
Spin Quantum Computation
Host:  Sankar Das Sarma
March 15
No seminar: March Meeting of the American Physical Society
March 22
No seminar: Spring Break
March 29
Eugene Demler (Department of Physics, Harvard University)
Spinor Bosonic Atoms in Optical Lattices: Symmetry Breaking and Fractionalization
Host:  Sankar Das Sarma
Tuesday, April 3, 4 p.m., room 1410 Physics
Physics Colloquium
Andrew J. Millis (Rutgers University)
High Temperature Superconductivity 14 Years On: What Have We Learned And What Are The Open Questions
Host:  Dennis Drew
April 5
Paul McEuen (Cornell University)
Electrons in Carbon Nanostructures
Host:  Michael Fuhrer
Wednesday, April 11, 2 p.m., room 1402 Physics
Michael J. Naughton (Department of Physics, Boston College)
New Physics in the Old Molecular Superconductors
Host:  Victor Yakovenko
April 19
David J. Singh (Center for Computational Materials Science, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC)
Electronic Structure and Properties of the Heavy Electron Oxides LiV2O4 and NaCo2O4
Host: Amitava Chattopadhyay
Monday, April 23, 3 p.m., room 1201 Physics
Special Condensed Matter Seminar
Matthew P.A. Fisher (Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara)
Splintering the Electron in Two Dimensions
Host:  Sankar Das Sarma
April 26
Ravin Bhatt (Department of Electrical Engineering and Princeton Center for Complex Materials, Princeton University)
Ferromagnetism in diluted magnetic semiconductors
Host:  Sankar Das Sarma
May 3
Natalia Kirova (Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modéles Statistiques, Orsay, France)
Optics of Conducting Polymers
Host:  Victor Yakovenko
May 10
Igor Mazin (Center for Computational Materials Science, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC)
Superconductivity in MgB2
Host:  Victor Yakovenko
Tuesday, May 22, 1:15 p.m., room 1116, IPST Building
Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Jean-Philippe Bouchaud  (CEA, Saclay, France)
Financial risks: a physicist's perspective
Host:  Victor Yakovenko
Thursday, June 21, 2 p.m., room 1304, Physics Building
Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Seminar
Nicolas Dupuis  (Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Orsay, France)
Spin fluctuations and pseudo-gap in the 2D Hubbard model
Host:  Victor Yakovenko

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