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

Spring 2006 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

January 26

        Howard E. Katz (Johns Hopkins University)
        Dipolar Field Effects in Organic Semiconductor Devices: Transistor Tunability and Chemical Sensitivity
        Host: Fuhrer

February 2

        David Gundlach (NIST Gaithersburg)
        Organic Semiconductors and Devices: Charge injection and trapping
        Host: Williams/Hines

February 9 - No Seminar

February 16

        David Haviland (Royal Institute of Technology, Albanova University Center, Sweden)
        Charge Phase Duality in a Fluctuating Electromagnetic Environment
        Host: Wellstood

Monday, February 20, 11AM, Rm. 2205 Physics - Special CMTC Seminar - Note Special Time and Place

        Zaira Nazario (Stanford University)
        Possible New Physics at Quantum Critical Points: Nontrivial Topology in 2D Antiferromagnets
        Host: Das Sarma

February 23

        Chaunwei Zhang (CMTC, University of Maryland)
        Quantum chaos in Bose-Einstein Condensates
        Host: Das Sarma

March 2

        Owen Vajk (NIST Gaithersburg)
        Neutron Scattering Studies of a Multiferroic: Spin waves and Magnetic Order in HoMnO3
        Host: Drew

March 9

        Alberto Pimpinelli (Univ. Blaise Pascal)
        Fluctuating steps at, close to, and far from equilibrium
        Host: Einstein

Friday, March 10, 2:00 PM, Rm 1201 Physics (Note special time)

        Nic Shannon (University of Bristol)
        Magnetization Plateaux in Cr Spinels
        Host: Prange

March 16 - No seminar (APS March Meeting)

March 23 - No Seminar (Spring Break)

March 30

        Victor Yakovenko (University of Maryland)
        Curie law, entropy excess, and superconductivity in heavy fermion metals and other strongly interacting Fermi liquids

April 6 - No Seminar

April 13

        Garnett Bryant (NIST Gaithersburg)
        Understanding and Exploiting the Nanooptics of Metallic Nanoparticles
        Host: Yakovenko

April 20

        Glenn Solomon (NIST Gaithersburg)
        Optical properties of discrete quantum dot states in microcavities
        Host: Anderson

April 27

        Azriel Genack (Queen’s College)
        Photon localization and mesoscopic correlation in the time domain
        Host: Anlage

May 4

        Philip Kim (Columbia University)
        Unusual transport in low-dimensional graphitic nanomaterials
        Host: Fuhrer

May 11

        Mansour Shayegan (Princeton University)
        Electrons in Flatlands: Surprises never stop
        Host: Drew

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