Event Archives

What’s Cooking?

Speaker: John Mitchell, Argonne National Laboratory
Date & Time: Monday June 5, 2017 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Andrea Damascelli
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Determining a topological index from Landau level spectroscopy and magnetotransport in the quantum limit

Speaker: Badih A. Assaf, Department of Physics, Ecole Normale Supérieure, PSL, CNRS
Date & Time: Thursday June 8, 2017 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Josh Folk
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Non-Fermi-liquid scattering rates, anomalous band dispersions, and Hund’s metal behavior in iron-based superconductors – an ARPES study

Speaker: Jorg Fink, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden Institute of Solid State Physics, Dresden University of Technology
Date & Time: Thursday, May 25 at 4:00 PM
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
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Magneto-structural phase transitions in epitaxial FeRh films: Insights from structural and magnetic microscopy

Speaker: David Keavney, Argonne National Laboratory
Date & Time: Wednesday May 24 at 11:00 AM
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Andrea Damascelli
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Probing and modifying the chemical and magnetic properties of single atoms and molecules

Speaker: Zsolt Majzik, IBM Research-Zurich, 8803 Rüschlikon, Switzerland
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Dopants and Charge Carriers in Colloidal Quantum Dots

Speaker: Daniel R. Gamelin, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
Date & Time: Thu, 2017-05-18 14:00 - 15:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Curtis Berlinguette
Intended Audience: Graduate


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New Frontiers In Nonlinear Optics: Harnessing Photon-Phonon Interactions In Nanoscale Integrated Circuits

Speaker: Prof. Benjamin Eggleton, ARC Laureate Fellow, School of Physics, University of Sydney / Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS)
Date & Time: Thursday April 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Location: Brimacombe, AMPEL Room 311
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Hidden phases in quantum materials revealed at a surface

Speaker: Dr. Jisun Kim, Louisiana State University
Date & Time: Wednesday April 12th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Doug Bonn/Sarah Burke
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Investigating the Role of Disorder, Electron Concentration, and Lattice Compression in Uranium-based Heavy Fermion Systems

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Eteri Svanidze, McMaster University
Date & Time: Thu, 2017-05-25 14:00 - 15:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Ian Affleck
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Harnessing structural complexity to engineer new multifunctional oxides

Speaker: Beth Nowadnick
Date & Time: Friday April 7th, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
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Is LiNiO2 a mixed-valent system?

Speaker: Kateryna Foyevtsova
Date & Time: Monday April 10th, 2017 - 11:15 AM
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
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From the density functional theory to the model Hamiltonian studies on the magnetic skyrmion in MnSi and MnGe

Speaker: Hongchul Choi
Date & Time: Friday April 7th, 2017 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
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Probing and modifying the chemical and magnetic properties of single atoms and molecules

Speaker: Zsolt Majzik, IBM Research-Zurich Switzerland
Date & Time: Wednesday April 5th, 2017, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Sarah Burke/Doug Bonn
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Field induced phase transition in one dimensional Heisenberg antiferromagnet model studed using density matrix renormalization group

Speaker: Peter Gustainis, Affleck group, UBC
Date & Time: Fri, 2017-03-31 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Hennings 309
Local Contact: Ian Affleck
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Constrained Path Monte Carlo: recent development and application

Speaker: Mingpu Qin
Date & Time: Thursday March 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Marcel Franz
Intended Audience: Graduate


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New tools to simulate strongly correlated systems

Special Condensed Matter Seminar

Speaker: Norman Tubman
Date & Time: Friday March 3rd, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Location: Hennings 304
Local Contact: Marcel Franz
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Orbital and magnetic excitations in the spin-chain compound TiPO4

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Jochen Geck
Date & Time: Thursday March 2, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Quantum simulation with superconducting circuits

Speaker: Dr. Oleksandr Kyriienko, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Niels Bohr Institute (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Date & Time: Monday February 20th, 2017, 1:30 pm
Location: AMPEL 311
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Mott Insulator versus Bose glass in nanostructured Josephson junction chains

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Timothy Duty, EQuS - ARC Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems and School of Physics, University of New South Wales
Date & Time: Thursday February 16, 2017 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Doug Bonn
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Dopants and Charge Carriers in Colloidal Quantum Dots

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Daniel R. Gamelin, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
Date & Time: Thursday February 9, 2017 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Curtis Berlinguette
Intended Audience: Graduate


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What can defect bound states tell us? A case study of superconducting LiFeAs

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Shun Chi, Department of Physics & Astronomy, UBC
Date & Time: February 6, 2017 1:00 - 2:00
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Doug Bonn
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Electronic Structure of Metal Halide Perovskite Surfaces and Interfaces

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Antoine Kahn, Princeton University
Date & Time: January 19, 2017 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Sarah Burke
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Sliced Basis Set Approach to Quantum Chemistry with DMRG

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Miles Stoudenmire, UC Irvine
Date & Time: January 26, 2017 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Ian Affleck
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Chiral spin liquids in SU(N) fermionic Mott insulators with artifical gauge fields

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Miklos Lajko, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Date & Time: January 20, 2017 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennigns 309
Local Contact: Ian Affleck
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Exploratory Synthesis and Property Investigation of Novel Functional and Superconducting Materials

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Nikolai Zhigadlo, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bern
Date & Time: January 16, 2017 2:00 - 3:00
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Doug Bonn
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Ultrafast Optical Control of Complex Quantum Materials

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Stefan Kaiser, 4th Physics Institute, University of Stuttgart and Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Date & Time: January 12, 2017 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Sarah Burke
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Symmetries in Anyon Systems

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Fiona Burnell, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
Date & Time: January 5, 2017 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Marcel Franz
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Competition of Topological and Nematic Phases in the Two-dimensional Electron Gas

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Gábor Csáthy, Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University
Date & Time: December 1, 2016 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Josh Folk
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Josephson Currents Induced by the Witten Effect

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Jeroen van den Brink, Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics, IFW Dresden
Date & Time: November 24, 2016 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Mona Berciu
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Superfluid density and microwave conductivity of FeSe superconductor

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: David Broun, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University
Date & Time: November 17, 2016 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Doug Bonn
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Macroscopic character of composite high temperature superconducting wires and enhancement of superconductivity by magnetic field

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Boris Spivak
Date & Time: November 10, 2016 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Philip Stamp
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Driven Dirac Materials

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Sasha Balatsky, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Date & Time: November 4, 2016 12:00 - 1:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Marcel Franz/Ian Affleck
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Magnetism meets topology: Quantum anomalous Hall effect and Chiral spin liquids

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Arun Paramekanti
Date & Time: October 20, 2016 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Ian Affleck
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Frequency Domain Nonlinear Optics

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: François Légaré
Date & Time: September 1, 2016 11:00 - 12:15
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Andrea Damascelli
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Design and Manipulation of Functional Molecular Nanosystems

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Johannes Barth, Department of Physics, Technical University of Munich
Date & Time: August 10, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Sarah Burke
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Towards Realizing Topological Superconductivity in Quantum Wires

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Vincent Mourik, University of New South Wales
Date & Time: June 23, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Dmitry Pikulin
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Cross-Interface Electron-Photon Interactions in FeSe Films on Oxide Substrates

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Steve Johnston, University of Tennessee
Date & Time: June 2, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Mona Berciu
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Discovery of an Electronic Goldstone mode in the (Putative) Exitonic Insulator, 1T-TiSe2

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Peter Abbamonte, University of Illinois
Date & Time: May 27, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Aspects of Ising-Nematic Quantum Critical Point

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Ipsita Mandal
Date & Time: May25, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 304
Local Contact: Marcel Franz
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Design Principles of Shift Current Photovoltaics

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Ashley Cook (U Toronto)
Date & Time: May 26, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 304
Local Contact: Marcel Franz
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Fluctuating Charge Order in the Optimally-Doped High Temperature Superconductor, Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Peter Abbamonte, University of Illinois
Date & Time: May 26, 2016, 11:00 - 12:00
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Transform & Diagonalize (T&D) Approaches to Electronic Structure with Applications to Molecular Spectroscopy

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Marcel Nooijen, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo
Date & Time: May 13, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: John Sous
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Quantum Criticality in Heavy Fermion Metals

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Emilian Marius Nica, Department of Physics and Astronomy & Rice Center for Quantum Materials, Rice University
Date & Time: May 12, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Marcel Franz
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Transient Dynamics of d-Wave Superconductors After a Sudden Excitation

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Francesco Peronaci, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Date & Time: April 21, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Ilya Elfimov
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Relaxation and Thermalization in Many-Body Systems Coupled to Different Bosonic Degrees of Freedom

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: J. Bonča, University of Ljubljana
Date & Time: April 7, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Mona Berciu
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Tunable Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Rare-Earth Nickelate Heterostructures

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Matthias Hepting, MPI-FKF Stuttgart
Date & Time: April 5, 2016, 1:30 - 2:30
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Hacking the Superconducting Nanowire: Detecting Single Photons, Resurrecting the Cryotron, and Pushing Current Around Corners

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Karl Berggren, MIT
Date & Time: March 31, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Sarah Burke
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Entropy-Stabilized Oxides

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Jon-Paul Maria, North Carolina State University
Date & Time: March 24, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Anomalous Dimensions and Unparticles in the Cuprate Superconductors

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Philip Phillips
Date & Time: March 10, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Green Function for the Nonlinear Luttinger Liquid from Nonlinear Steepest Descent

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Tom Price (Cambridge University, UK)
Date & Time: March 8, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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In-Situ Investigation of Growth and Superconductivity of Single-Layer FeSe Films on SrTiO3

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Jianfeng Ge (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Date & Time: March 7, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Atomic-Resolution Studies of Materials by Abberation-Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Ondrej L. Krivanek, Arizona State University
Date & Time: March 3, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Photoemission Electron Microscopy for Ultrafast Nano-Optics: Femtoseconds to Attoseconds

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Erik Marsell, Lund University
Date & Time: February 26, 2016 2:00 - 3:00
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Atomic Dynamics via meV-Resolution X-Ray Scattering: New Results on High-Temperature Superconductors

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Alfred Baron, Materials Dynamics Laboratory, RIKEN SPring-8 Center
Date & Time: February 25, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Correlated Electrons from the Bottom Up: Application to High-Tc Cuprates

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Lucas Wagner, UIUC
Date & Time: February 9, 2016, 1:00 - 2:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: George Sawatzky/Mona Berciu
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Cavity Optomechanics in a Millikelvin Environment

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: John Davis, University of Alberta
Date & Time: February 11, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Sarah Burke
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Charge Order in NbSe2

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Felix Flicker, UC Berkeley
Date & Time: February 10, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Marcel Franz
Intended Audience: Graduate


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The Nature of Fermi-Liquids, an Optical Perspective

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Damien Stricker, Universite de Geneve
Date & Time: February 4, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Testing the Reality of the Quantum Wavefunction

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Stephanie Simmons, Simon Fraser University
Date & Time: January 21, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Nanoscale Investigations of High-Tc Superconductivity in Monolayer FeSe/SrTiO3

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Dennis Huang, Harvard University
Date & Time: January 7, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Jenny Hoffman
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Superconductivity, Diamagnetism, Mean Inner Potential and Charge Asymmetry of Condensed Matter

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Jorge Hirsch
Date & Time: December 3, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Short Stories in Soft Condensed Matter of How Complex Behavior in Membrane Systems Arises from Minimal Components

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Sarah Keller, University of Washington
Date & Time: November 26, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Non-Fermi-Liquid Scattering Rates and Anomalous Band Dispersions in Ironpnictides and Ironchalcogenides – An ARPES Study

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Jörg Fink, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden
Date & Time: November 16, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Andrea Damascelli
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Crystal Growth and High-Pressure Synthesis of Solid State Materials

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Nikolai Zhigadlo, Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zurich
Date & Time: November 12, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Andrea Damascelli
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Engineering Domain Walls and Planar Rumpling to Create a Room-Temperature Multiferroic

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Julia Mundy, UC Berkeley
Date & Time: November 5, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Jenny Hoffman
Intended Audience: Graduate


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The Photo-Nernst Effect in Graphene

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: David Cobden, Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle
Date & Time: October 29, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Josh Folk
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Mapping Optoelectronic Properties at Their Native Length Scale in Lead Halide Perovskites and 2-D MoSe2

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Alexander Weber-Bargioni, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Date & Time: October 15, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Sarah Burke
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Edge Currents in Chiral Superfluids and Superconductors

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Wen Huang (McMaster and KITP)
Date & Time: October 13, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00
Location: Hennings 309
Local Contact: Marcel Franz
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Organic Solar Cells Based on Diluted Heterojunction

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Moritz Riede, Oxford University
Date & Time: September 24, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Sarah Burke
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Imaging Molecules: A Journey from Real to Reciprocal Space and Back

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Stefan Tautz, Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI-3), Forschungszentrum Jülich & Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA)
Date & Time: October 8, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Sarah Burke
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Cooper like pairing induced by electron ionic polarizability

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Yizhak Yacoby
Date & Time: September 22, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Algebraic structures in quantum computation

Workshop

Speaker: See program and below
Date & Time: May 24 - 27, 2016
Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Local Contact: Robert Raussendorf
Intended Audience: All researchers interested in the field (graduate students and upwards)


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Solvation, non-uniform polarizability, and local field effects in solids, liquids, life, and devices

Brainstorming Session

Speaker: See Program
Date & Time: April 11-14, 2016
Location: Room 311 - Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, Point Grey Campus, University of British Columbia
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Spin-Orbit Coupling & Relativistic Quantum Materials

Summer School

Speaker: See Program
Date & Time: October 22 - 25, 2015
Location: Point Grey Campus, University of British Columbia
Local Contact: Marcel Franz
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Spectroscopy on Novel (Oxide) Heterostructures Workshop

Workshop

Speaker: See program
Date & Time: May 18 - 20, 2015
Location: Point Grey Campus, University of British Columbia
Local Contact: Andrea Damascelli
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Emergent SU(4) Kondo physics in a spin-charge-entangled double quantum dot

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Andrew Keller, Stanford University
Date & Time: December 5, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Maria Pylaeva
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Ettore Majorana and his strange particles

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Marcel Franz, University of British Columbia
Date & Time: December 4, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Marcel Franz
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Optimal control and optimal response in microscopic nonequilibrium systems

Theory Seminars

Speaker: David Sivak, Simon Fraser University
Date & Time: November 17, 2014, 12:00 - 13:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact:
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Making Comparisons – A Strategy for Teaching Scientific Reasoning in a First Year lab

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Doug Bonn, University of British Columbia
Date & Time: November 13, 2014, 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Doug Bonn
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Thermal and electrical transport in the heavy fermion compound YbRh2Si2 under magnetic fields

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Heike Pfau, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden
Date & Time: November 13, 2014, 14:00 - 15:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Andrea Damascelli
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Optimal control of quantum evolution: quantum state transformation, cooling, and nonadiabatic braiding

Theory Seminars

Speaker: Armin Rahmani, University of British Columbia
Date & Time: November 10, 2014, 12:00 - 13:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Ian Affleck
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Cosmology with the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS)

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Florian Beutler, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Date & Time: November 6, 2014, 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Aaron Boley
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Phase lapses and dephasing in quantum Hall interferometers

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Yehuda Dinaii, Weizmann Institute
Date & Time: December 4, 2014, 14:00 - 15:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Marcel Franz
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Specific heat of underdoped cuprate superconductors in high magnetic fields

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Jonathon Kemper, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, University of Florida
Date & Time: December 1, 2014, 12:00 - 13:00
Location: UBC, AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Andrea Damascelli
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Vignettes from the world of liquid crystals

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Peter Palffy-Muhoray, Kent State University
Date & Time: November 27, 2014, 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Bill Unruh
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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The limits of the nuclear landscape

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Witold Nazarewicz, Michigan State University/ORNL
Date & Time: November 20, 2014, 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Tom Mattison
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Extraordinary Acoustic Raman (EAR): Listening in on Nanoparticle Vibrations

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Reuven Gordon, University of Victoria
Date & Time: November 20, 2014, 14:00 - 15:00
Location: UBC, AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Jeff Young
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Femtosecond broadband ellipsometry and magneto-optics: disentanglement of spin and charge dynamics

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Fabio Boschini, Politecnico di Milano
Date & Time: November 6, 2014, 14:00 - 15:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Andrea Damascelli
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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How to get into that “room at the bottom” of DNA analysis

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Sabrina Leslie, McGill University
Date & Time: October 30, 2014, 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Carl Hansen
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Ubiquity of planets and diversity of planetary systems: Origin and Destiny of multiple super Earths and gas giants

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Douglas NC Lin, University of California, Santa Cruz
Date & Time: October 23, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Harvey Richer
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Reinventing Introductory Physics for Life Scientists (IPLS)

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Edward Redish, University of Maryland
Date & Time: October 16, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Doug Bonn, Jim Carolan
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Bio-macromolecules and their complexes – An inspiration for statistical physics

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Leo Golubovitch, University of West Virginia
Date & Time: October 9, 2014 16:00 -17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Robert Raussendorf
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Interplay of disorder, nematicity and magnetism in Fe-based Superconductors

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Peter Hirschfeld, University of Florida
Date & Time: October 2, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Doug Bonn
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Characterizing the Distribution of Planetary Architectures with Kepler

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Eric Ford, Penn State University, Center for Exoplanets & Habitable World
Date & Time: September 25, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Ingrid Stairs and Aaron Boley
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Unifying theory for tuned-critical quake statistics: from nanopillars to earthquakes

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Karin Dahmen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Date & Time: September 18, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Joerg Rottler
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Antiferromagnetism in the Hubbard Model with Ultracold Atoms

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Randall Hulet, Rice University Texas, USA
Date & Time: September 11, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Ian Affleck
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Sensitivity, resolution and speed in detection and tracking of single biomolecules

Special Seminars

Speaker: Vahid Sandoghdar, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Date & Time: September 9, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Location: UBC, AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Jeff Young
Intended Audience: Public


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Magnetic domain formation in La1-xSrxMnO3 nanowires studied with resonant soft x-ray scattering

Special Seminars

Speaker: Xiaoqian (Michelle) Chen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Date & Time: July 28, 2014 11:00 - 12:00
Location: UBC, AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Andrea Damascelli
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Two-dimensional electron gases at oxide interfaces

Special Seminars

Speaker: Clayton Jackson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Date & Time: July 17, 2014 11:00 - 12:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Andrea Damascelli
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Mesoscopic approaches to probing low-energy electronic excitations in heavy fermion materials

QMI Seminars

Speaker: Oleksandr Foyevtsov, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
Date & Time: April 25, 2014 11:00 - 12:00
Location: UBC, AMPEL 311
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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The Life and Times of a Superfluid Vortex Ring

Theory Seminars

Speaker: Michael McNeil Forbes, Washington State University
Date & Time: March 31, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact:
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Driving Topology, Hunting Majoranas

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Tami Pereg-Barnea, McGill University
Date & Time: March 27, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Marcel Franz
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Accurate variational solution for a hole doped into a CuO2 layer

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Hadi Ebrahimnejad
Date & Time: March 27, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact:
Intended Audience: Graduate


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A Millisecond Pulsar in a Stellar Triple System

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Ingrid Stairs, UBC
Date & Time: March 20, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Robert Raussendorf
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Fractional Solitons on the edge of the Fractional Quantum Hall states: Revealing topology through a non-linear dynamics

Theory Seminars

Speaker: Paul Wiegmann, Simon's Center, University of Chicago
Date & Time: March 17, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact:
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Not of this Earth: the advent of neutrino astronomy

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Darren Grant, University of Alberta
Date & Time: March 13, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Robert Raussendorf
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Seeing is Believing: Direct Observation of the Wavefunction

CAP Lecture

Speaker: Jeff Lundeen, University of Ottawa
Date & Time: March 13, 2014 12:30 - 14:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Salena Li
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Experimental review on the disordered-driven superconductor to insulator transition

Special Seminars

Speaker: Daniel Sherman, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Date & Time: March 10, 2014 12:15 - 13:15
Location: UBC, AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Andrea Damascelli
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Gas and Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies: New Results From the Herschel Space Observatory

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Christine Wilson, McMaster University
Date & Time: March 6, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Ingrid Stairs
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Production, Trapping and Spectroscopy of Antihydrogen – the ALPHA Experiment at CERN

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Walter Hardy, University of British Columbia
Date & Time: February 27, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Doug Bonn, Robert Raussendorf
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Magnetic and Charge-ordered phases in Sr3Fe2O7-x

Special Seminars

Speaker: Darren Peets, Seoul University
Date & Time: February 18, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Location: UBC, AMPEL 311
Local Contact: Kristen Cassidy
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Does Protective Measurement Tell us Anything about Quantum Reality?

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Amit Hagar, Indiana University, History & Philosophy of Science department
Date & Time: February 13, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Robert Raussendorf, Bill Unruh, Philip Stamp
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Pursuing gravitational waves with Advanced LIGO

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Michael Landry (LIGO observatory), for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration
Date & Time: February 6, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Bill Unruh, Robert Raussendorf
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Symmetry protected topological orders in interacting bosonic and fermionic systems

Theory Seminars

Speaker: Zhengcheng Gu, Perimeter Institute
Date & Time: February 3, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Fei Zhou
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Gamma-ray Astronomy at the Highest Energies

Department Colloquia

Speaker: David Hanna, McGill University
Date & Time: January 30, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Mark Halpern
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Interplay of spin-orbit effects and electron delocalization in honeycomb iridates

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Kateryna Foyevstova, University of British Columbia
Date & Time: January 30, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: George Sawatzky
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Giant magnetoresistance in the variable range hopping regime

Theory Seminars

Speaker: Boris Spivak, University of Washington
Date & Time: January 27, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Fei Zhou
Intended Audience: Graduate


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The Landscape Problem of Frustrated Magnetism: Has Compelling Experimental Evidence for Order-by-Disorder at Last Been Found?

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Michel Gingras Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Waterloo
Date & Time: January 23, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Marcel Franz
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Snapshots of the retarded electronic interaction with spin-fluctuations in high-temperature superconductors

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Claudio Giannetti, i-Lamp & Università Cattolica, Brescia, Italy
Date & Time: January 23, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Andrea Damascelli
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Nanomechanical Response of Bacteria to Antimicrobials: A Pressing Issue

Department Colloquia

Speaker: John Dutcher, University of Guelph
Date & Time: January 16, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Carl Michal
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Ultrafast Dynamics of Excited Carries in Graphene

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Alberto Crepaldi, Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste
Date & Time: January 16, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Andrea Damascelli
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Effective field theory of p-wave interacting fermions in two dimensions

Theory Seminars

Speaker: Sergej Moroz, INT, University of Washington
Date & Time: January 13, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Fei Zhou
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Quantum Annealing and the D-Wave devices

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Matthias Troyer, ETH Zurich
Date & Time: January 9, 2014 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Marcel Franz, Robert Raussendorf
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Emergent quantum phases in the iron pnictides and heavy fermion materials

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Andriy Nevidomskyy, Rice University
Date & Time: January 9, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Location: Hennings 318
Local Contact: Joshua Folk
Intended Audience: Graduate


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How to Find the Needle in the Haystack: Variable Star Lightcurve Classification Techniques

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Andy Becker, University of Washington
Date & Time: December 5, 2013 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Robert Raussendorf
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Correlated worldline theory and gravitational decoherence in solid state systems

Theory Seminars

Speaker: Phil Stamp, University of British Columbia
Date & Time: December 2, 2013 12:00 - 13:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Phil Stamp
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Is “interactive” teaching sufficient to promote conceptual development in physics?

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Paula Heron, University of Washington
Date & Time: November 28, 2013 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Louis Deslauriers, Jim Carolan
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Generation and propagation of correlations in non-equilibrium many-body systems

Theory Seminars

Speaker: Jean-Sebastien Bernier, University of British Columbia
Date & Time: November 25, 2013 12:00 - 13:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Fei Zhou
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Topological Materials at the Nanoscale

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Jenny Hoffman, Harvard
Date & Time: November 21, 2013 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Marcel Franz
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Fermion production in gauge theories

Theory Seminars

Speaker: Florian Hebenstreit, University of Heidelberg
Date & Time: November 18, 2013 12:00 - 13:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Fei Zhou
Intended Audience: Graduate


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The emergent collective phenomena of structure and elasticity in architecturally complex media

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Paul Goldbart, Georgia Tech
Date & Time: November 14, 2013 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Robert Raussendorf
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Observation of Majorana quantum critical behavior in a resonant level coupled to a dissipative environment

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Gleb Finkelstein, Duke University
Date & Time: November 14, 2013 14:00 - 15:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Joshua Folk
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Novel functionalities at oxide interfaces: magnetism and its electric field control

Special Seminars

Speaker: Jacobo Santamaria, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Date & Time: November 12, 2013 11:00 - 12:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Doug Bonn
Intended Audience: Public


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Magnetism in quantum gases

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Dan Stamper-Kurn, Berkeley
Date & Time: November 7, 2013 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Louis Deslauriers and Robert Raussendorf
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Scanning tunneling spectroscopy studies of charge ordering and rotational symmetry breaking in the high-temperature superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Eduardo H. da Silva Neto, University of British Columbia
Date & Time: November 7, 2013 14:00 - 15:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Andrea Damascelli
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Exact Holographic Mapping and Emergent Space-time Geometry

Theory Seminars

Speaker: Xiaoliang Qi, Stanford University
Date & Time: November 4, 2013 12:00 - 13:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Fei Zhou
Intended Audience: Graduate


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On Quantum Tunnelling

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Neil Turok, Perimeter Institute
Date & Time: October 31, 2013 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Moshe Rozali
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Oxide Nanoelectronics On Demand

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Jeremy Levy, University of Pittsburgh
Date & Time: October 31, 2013 14:00 - 15:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Joshua Folk
Intended Audience: Graduate


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A symmetry-respecting topologically-ordered surface phase of 3d electron topological insulators

Theory Seminars

Speaker: Max Metliski, UCSB
Date & Time: October 28, 2013 12:00 - 13:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Fei Zhou
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Studying many-body states with quantum noise

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Eugene Demler, Harvard
Date & Time: October 24, 2013 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Fei Zhou
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Disorder, interactions, and zero-bias anomalies

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Rachel Wortis, Trent University
Date & Time: October 24, 2013 14:00 - 15:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Mona Berciu
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Cosmological results from the Planck Satellite

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Douglas Scott, University of British Columbia
Date & Time: October 17, 2013 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Douglas Scott
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Helical edge resistance introduced by charge puddles

Condensed Matter Seminars

Speaker: Leonid Glazman, Yale University
Date & Time: October 11, 2013 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Joshua Folk
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Topological insulators and topological superconductors

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Shoucheng Zhang, Stanford
Date & Time: October 10, 2013 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Fei Zhou
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Gravitational dynamics from entanglement “Thermodynamics”

Theory Seminars

Speaker: Mark Van Raamsdonk, University of British Columbia
Date & Time: October 7, 2013 12:00 - 13:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Fei Zhou
Intended Audience: Graduate


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The Black Hole Information Paradox, Alive and Kicking

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Joe Polchinski, UCSB
Date & Time: October 3, 2013 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Gordon Semenoff
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Multiscale simulation: connecting statistical physics to engineering applications and materials properties

Special Seminars

Speaker: Jean-Louis Barrat, University of Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
Date & Time: October 1, 2013 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Michael Smith Labs, Lecture Theatre 102
Local Contact: Joerg Rottler
Intended Audience: Public


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Understanding mechanical properties of disordered solids: how computers can help

Theory Seminars

Speaker: Jean-Louis Barrat, University of Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
Date & Time: September 30, 2013 11:00 - 12:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Fei Zhou
Intended Audience: Graduate


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Ultrafast AMO Physics with strong laser fields: High Harmonic Generation and X-ray Free Electron Lasers

Department Colloquia

Speaker: Phil Bucksbaum
Date & Time: September 26, 2013 16:00 - 17:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 201
Local Contact: Louis Deslauriers
Intended Audience: Undergraduate


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Imbalanced Fermi gases in two dimensions

Theory Seminars

Speaker: Dan Sheehy, Louisiana State University
Date & Time: September 23, 2013 12:00 - 13:00
Location: UBC, Hennings 318
Local Contact: Fei Zhou
Intended Audience: Graduate


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