Events

SBQMI hosts numerous academic and other events throughout the year. Please search by audience or event type, or enter a keyword, to find events of interest to you.

If you are interested in inviting our faculty as keynote speakers at your event, or are a school group interested in visiting our labs, please contact us to submit your request.

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

09 Sep2014

Speaker: Vahid Sandoghdar, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

Time: September 9, 2014 12:00 - 13:00

Location: AMPEL 311

Optical techniques are in high demand for the investigation of biomedical processes because they can be noninvasive, real-time and fast. In this talk, I present an overview of the recent advances in pushing the limits of sensitivity, resolution and speed in biological microscopy and how methods from laser spectroscopy, quantum optics and nanoscience have introduced a revolution in this...

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

28 Jul2014

Speaker: Xiaoqian (Michelle) Chen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Time: July 28, 2014 11:00 - 12:00

Location: AMPEL 311

Spatial confinement effects can be a useful tool to disentangle the complexity of strongly correlated systems. In case of manganites, factors like super exchange, double exchange, Hund’s rule coupling, or electron kinetic energy can compete for its determination of a ground state. When the spatial dimension of a material is reduced, its ground state can be altered by the...

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Two-dimensional electron gases at oxide interfaces

17 Jul2014

Speaker: Clayton Jackson, University of California, Santa Barbara

Time: July 17, 2014 11:00 - 12:00

Location: Hennings 318

Two-dimensional electron gases (2DEGs) at interfaces between two insulating oxides have attracted significant attention because they can exhibit unique properties, such as strong electron correlations, magnetism and superconductivity. In this presentation, we will discuss emergent properties at interfaces and quantum wells formed between the Mott insulators SmTiO3 and GdTiO3, and the band insulator SrTiO3. These interfaces exhibit a high-density...

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Superconductivity and magnetism at the nanoscale

30 Jun2014

Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Time: June 30 - July 3, 2014

The International Max Planck Research School for Condensed Matter Science (IMPRS-CMS) will organize a Summer School in Stuttgart

Scope of the Summer School: Superconductivity and magnetism are often seen as incompatible phenomena as magnetism easily destroys superconductivity. However, in some instances a coexistence with intriguing properties may ensue when, for example, the dimensions of the superconductor are...

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SmB6 and related materials

14 May2014

Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Time: May 14 - 16, 2014

Location: AMPEL 311

The brainstorming session on Sm hexaboride and related materials was organized to discuss the issues of strong correlation, strong spin orbit coupling, Kondo lattices, and possible Kondo insulators, going on to suggestions of topological correlated insulators in mainly rear earth compounds such as SmB6, EuB6, CeB6, YbB6, EuO etc. The workshop core consisted of six long talks per day given...

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

25 Apr2014

Speaker: Oleksandr Foyevtsov, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

Time: April 25, 2014 11:00 - 12:00

Location: AMPEL 311

Superconductivity (SC) in so-called heavy-fermion (HF) materials tends to be unconventional and intimately related to the electron degrees of freedom in a crystal environment. The family of CeMIn5 compounds is a famous example of such HF materials. In addition to SC, which features some similarities with high-Tc cuprates, they may also demonstrate exotic order, such as the Fulde-Ferrel-Larkin-Ovchinnikov state...

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The Life and Times of a Superfluid Vortex Ring

31 Mar2014

Speaker: Michael McNeil Forbes, Washington State University

Time: March 31, 2014 12:00 - 13:00

Location: Hennings 318

In this talk I will tell the tale of a superfluid soliton. Starting its life as a phase imprinted domain wall in cold cloud of 6Li at MIT [1], it behaved mysteriously, moving an order of magnitude more slowly than expected. Using some of the largest computer simulations, we demonstrated [2] that the wall is rapidly promoted to a...

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Accurate variational solution for a hole doped into a CuO2 layer

27 Mar2014

Speaker: Hadi Ebrahimnejad

Time: March 27, 2014 14:00 - 15:00

Location: Hennings 318

Since high-temperature superconductivity in cuprates arises upon doping their CuO2 layers, the first step towards deciphering this phenomenon is a proper understanding of the motion of a hole in this layer. We have devised an efficient variational scheme for calculating the spectral properties of a single doped hole, for a multi-band model that properly accounts for the charge-transfer nature...

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Driving Topology, Hunting Majoranas

27 Mar2014

Speaker: Tami Pereg-Barnea, McGill University

Time: March 27, 2014 16:00 - 17:00

Location: Hennings 201

The study of topology in condensed matter is a rapidly growing field. Recent activity ranges from classifying the possible topological systems to first principles calculations of real materials. In this talk I will use a simple language to introduce the subject and survey some recent developments. In the first part of my talk I will present different ways in...

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A Millisecond Pulsar in a Stellar Triple System

20 Mar2014

Speaker: Ingrid Stairs, UBC

Time: March 20, 2014 16:00 - 17:00

Location: Hennings 201

Radio pulsars with millisecond rotation rates are “spun-up” by accretion of matter and angular momentum from an evolving companion star. Not surprisingly, most such millisecond pulsars are found in binary systems, typically with white-dwarf companions. Pulsars with more companions are extremely rare, and the examples known to date have involved one or more planetary-mass objects. Recently, my collaborators and...

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