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

Spring 2007 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

Monday, January 22 - Special Condensed Matter Seminar (4 PM in Rm. 1201 Physics)

Johnpierre Paglione (University of California at San Diego)
CeCoIn5: a "quasi-breakdown" of the quasi-particle paradigm at a quantum critical point
Host: Yakovenko

January 25

Xuan Gao (Harvard)
The Sensitivity Limits of Nanowire Bio-Sensors
Host: Williams,Wuttig

Monday, January 29 - Special Condensed Matter Seminar (4 PM in Rm. 1201 Physics)

Huiqiu Yuan (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Novel Superconducting Pairing States in Heavy Fermion Systems and Non-centrosymmetric Materials
Host: Yakovenko

February 1

Feng Wang (University of California at Berkeley)
Optical Spectroscopy of Semiconducting and Metallic Nanostructures
Host: Fuhrer

Monday, February 5 - Special Condensed Matter Seminar (4 PM in Rm. 1201 Physics)

Seongshik Oh (NIST Boulder)
Precision Material Engineering at Nanoscale: Elimination of Decoherence Sources in Superconducting Quantum Bits
Host: Anlage

February 8

Emil Yuzbashyan (Rutgers)
Dynamical vanishing and persistent oscillations of the order parameter in fermionic condensates
Host: Galitski

Monday, February 12 - Special Condensed Matter Seminar (4 PM in Rm. 1201 Physics)

Nuh Gedik (CalTech)
Ultrafast structural dynamics observed with atomic scale resolution
Host: Greene

February 15

Doug Strachan (University of Pennsylvania)
Controlled Fabrication and Imaging of Nano-Scale Devices
Host: Anlage

Monday, February 19 - Special Condensed Matter Seminar (4 PM in Rm. 1201 Physics)

Minhyea Lee (Princeton)
Probing the Berry Phase via Electrical Transport: Intrinsic Anomalous Hall Effect in MnSi
Host: Lobb

February 22

Cyrus Hirjibehedin (IBM Almaden Research Center)
Magnetic Nanostructures Probed on the Atomic Scale
Host: Williams

Monday, February 26 - Special Condensed Matter Seminar (4 PM in Rm. 1201 Physics)

Robert Kaindl (UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Ultrafast THz Spectroscopy: From Excitons to Cooper Pairs
Host: Lobb

March 1

Etienne De Poortere (Columbia University)
Novel Nanofabrication Techniques for Molecular Electronics
Host: Fuhrer

March 8 - No Seminar (APS March Meeting)

March 15

Barbaros zyilmaz (Columbia University)
Coherent charge and spin transport phenomena in graphene
Host: Fuhrer

March 22 - No Seminar (Spring Break)

March 29 - No seminar

April 5

April 12

        Andrei Sushkov (University of Maryland)
        Electromagnons in Multiferroics
Host: Drew

April 19

        Jeff Lynn (NIST Center for Neutron Research)
        Magnetic Order and Spin Fluctuations in the Cuprate Superconductors
        Host: Greene

April 26

Tudor Stanescu (University of Maryland)
Pseudogaps and Fermi arcs:A cluster dynamical mean field theory description of Mottness
Host: Galitski

May 3 - Joint JQI/Condensed Matter Seminar

Kevin Osborn (Laboratory for Physical Sciences)
Two-Level Systems in Superconducting Circuit Resonators
Host: Lobb

May 10

Eva Andrei {Rutgers University)
Graphite, Graphene and Relativistic Electrons
Host: Yakovenko

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 Thursday, 19 April 2007