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

Spring 2005 Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, talks are:
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

Special Joint Condensed Matter/Materials Chemistry Seminar
11 a.m. Tuesday, January 18 Rm. 1201 Physics

Harold Baranger (Duke University)
Transport Through Single Molecules: Resonant Transmission, Rectification, Spin Filtering, and Tunneling Magnetoresistance
Hosts: Fuhrer, Sita

January 27

Tobias Baumgart (Cornell)
Of polka dots and dumbbells: phase behavior and bending of biomembranes
Host: Williams

February 3

Arpita Upadhyaya (MIT)
Actin pushy and pulling springs: Two forms of biological motion
Host: Williams

February 10

Gianluigi Catelani (Columbia University)
Interaction corrections to transport in disordered metals: quantum kinetic equation and the Wiedemann-Franz law
Host: Chubukov

February 17

Wei Pan (Sandia National Laboratories)
What’s new in quantum Hall effect?
Host: Das Sarma

February 24

Speaker Bob Joynt (University of Wisconsin)
Quantum Pattern Recognition
Host: Chubukov

March 3 - No Seminar

March 10

Daniel S. Fisher (Harvard University)
Dynamics of Jamming: Glasses, Granular Media, and Simple Models
Host: Michael Fisher

March 17

Stellan stlund (Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Non-fermi liquid behavior of the spin 3/2 Hubbard model near half filling
Host: Einstein

March 24 - No Seminar (Spring Break)

March 31 - No Seminar

April 7 - No Seminar

April 14 - No Seminar

April 21 - Joint Condensed Matter/Institute for Systems Research Seminar

        G. George Batrouni (University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis)
        Dynamic response of trapped ultracold bosons on optical lattices
        Host: Eyad H. Abed (ISR) and S. Das Sarma (Physics/CMTC)

April 28

        Masa Ishigami (University of Maryland)
        Electronic properties of sp2-bonded nanoscale materials
        Host: Fuhrer/Williams

May 5

        Francisco Guinea (Institute of Materials Science (CSIC) Madrid, Spain)
        Suppression of quantum effects by metallic environments
        Host: Das Sarma

May 12

        Krishnendu Sengupta (University of Toronto)
        Superfluid-Insulator transition of two species ultracold bosons in an optical lattice
Host: Yakovenko

Friday, May 13 - Special Condensed Matter Seminar
10:30 a.m., Rm. 1201 Physics

        Harald Ibach (Research Center, Juelich, Germany)
        Spin dependent electron energy loss spectroscopy and its application to spin waves and Stoner excitations in ultra-thin films
Host: Einstein

please see the Condensed Matter Physics Seminar Schedule Archive for schedules of past semesters
For more information on Condensed Matter Physics Seminar, please contact Michael Fuhrer the seminar schedule coordinator.
Last updated Monday, 24 July 2006