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.

CM Seminar: Coherent soft X-ray scattering and imaging of electronic textures in quantum solids

17 Jan2019

Speaker: Riccardo Comin, Assistant Professor | Dept. of Physics Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Time: Jan. 17, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: BRIM 311

Strongly-correlated electron systems with competing collective electronic phases are often inherently granular. The spatial organization of the electronic degrees of freedom is essential to understand the phenomenology of these complex systems, yet there are currently no probes of the charge, spin, and orbital degrees of freedom that can simultaneously afford momentum-space sensitivity and nanoscale spatial resolution.

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CM Seminar: Materials Informatics: the 4th paradigm Abstract

10 Jan2019

Speaker: Hong Guo, Center for the Physics of Materials and Department of Physics, McGill University

Time: Jan 10, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: BRIM 311

Materials informatics (MI) may be considered the 4th paradigm of scientific inquiry, in addition to experimental, theoretical and computational approaches. MI is made possible by the universal access to abundant scientific data, assisted by advances in software and machine learning (ML) to analyze the data. For materials problems with specific designing goals, physics-based indicators (or assumptions) are necessary to help...

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CM Seminar: Cavity Spintronics

20 Dec2018

Speaker: Can-Ming Hu, University of Manitoba

Time: December 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: BRIM 311

Cavity spintronics (also known as spin cavitronics) is a newly developing, interdisciplinary field that brings together microwave and optical communities with researchers in spintronics and magnetism. The field started around 2014 when it was found that ferromagnets in cavities hybridize with both microwaves and light by light-matter interaction [1]. Since then, the emergence of cavity spintronics has attracted broad interest...

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Special Seminar: Nano-optical imaging of 2D materials in the quantum limit

20 Dec2018

Speaker: Dmitri V. Voronine, Department of Physics, University of South Florida

Time: Dec 20, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: BRIM 288

Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (2D TMDs) are the materials of recent interest due to many promising applications. Novel materials and devices are based on the heterostructures formed by 2D TMDs. It is important to characterize their optoelectronic properties with nanoscale spatial resolution. Tip-enhanced photoluminescence (TEPL) and tip-enhanced Raman scattering (TERS) techniques are used to image various TMD (MoS2, WS2, MoSe2,...

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CM Seminar: The field theory of specific heat

13 Dec2018

Speaker: Yuri V. Gusev, Lebedev Research Center in Physics, Moscow

Time: Dec 13, 2018, BRIM 311, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: BRIM 311

Abstract: The finite temperature field theory for condensed matter physics, based on the kernel of the evolution equation, was recently proposed. The field theory is scale-free formalism, so it denies the absolute scale of thermodynamic temperature and uses dimensionless thermal variables, which are defined by the group velocities of sound and the interatomic distances, combined with the defining constants of...

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CM Seminar: Muons for the Quantum Matter

06 Dec2018

Speaker: Kenji M. Kojima Research Scientist, TRIUMF and Affiliated Associate Professor, SBQMI

Time: Dec 6, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: BRIM 311

A S=1/2 polarized particle, which may couple to the near-by electron is the simplest quantum mechanical object, as you may find in the standard text books. In reality, a particle called positive muon (µ+), provides such experimental observations. TRIUMF in the UBC south campus, which is also my home institute since this August, provides muon beams for material science research....

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CM Seminar: Moiré is Different: Wigner Solidification at Magic Angles in Doped Twisted bi-layer Graphene

29 Nov2018

Time: Thursday, November 29, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Location: BRIM 311

Speaker: Prof. Philip W. Phillips from the University of Illinois

In a recent paper, the MIT group led Pablo Jarillo-Herrero has found that doping twisted bi-layer graphene can generate strongly correlated insulating states and superconductivity at particular twist angles called magic angles.

This problem has excited the condensed matter community because it establishes that graphene, normally viewed as...

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CM Seminar: Topological cavity states in two-dimensional photonic/phononic chips

22 Nov2018

Speaker: Jian-Hua Jiang, Ph.D., Professor

Time: Nov 22, 2018 14:00 - 15:00

Location: BRIM 311

Abstract: Topological insulators are electronic systems with an insulating bulk and topologically protected boundary states. Conventional 2D topological insulators induce 1D edge states. Recent studies indicate that lower-dimensional topological states are also possible in electronic systems through higher-order topology, which, however, has been confirmed only in Bismuth in experiments [1]. In this talk, I will show that lower-dimensional topological wave...

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CM Seminar: Theoretical Description of superconductivity in 2018: a personal assessment

16 Nov2018

Speaker: Frank Marsiglio; Dept. of Physics, University of Alberta

Time: Nov 16, 2018 10:00 - 11:00

Location: BRIM 311

Superconductivity is more than 100 years old, and the established theory of conventional superconductors is more than half as old. But how established is it, and how conventional are the 'old' superconductors? This talk will provide a brief summary of the “state-of-the-art” of superconductivity, and discuss one aspect of pairing that has received some attention lately — “kinetic-energy-induced” pairing. A...

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