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.

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CM Seminar: Signatures of dispersing Majorana modes in a proximitized topological material

14 Feb2019

Speaker: Vidya Madhavan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Time: Feb 14, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: BRIM 311

Majorana fermions can be realized as quasiparticle excitations in a topological superconductor, whose non-Abelian statistics provide a route to developing robust qubits. In this context, there has been a recent surge of interest in the iron-based superconductor, FeSe0.5Te0.5. Theoretical calculations have shown that FeSe0.5Te0.5 may have an inverted band structure which may lead to topological surface states, which can in...

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CM Seminar: Many body entanglement, strange metals and black holes.

07 Feb2019

Speaker: Jan Zaanen Instituut-Lorentz for Theoretical Physics, Leiden University and the Physics Department, Stanford University, USA

Time: Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 :: 14:00 - 15:00

Location: BRIM 311

It may well be that mankind has understood only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the nature of matter. Densely many body entangled compressible states of matter may exist exhibiting entirely different physical behaviors compared to the "classical" short ranged entangled product state stuffs from the high energy- and condensed matter textbooks. Although not computable directly -...

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CM Seminar: Measurement and Control of Electron Dynamics Using THz Pulses

31 Jan2019

Speaker: David Cooke, Department of Physics, McGill University

Time: Jan 31, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: HENN 318

Phase-locked, few-cycle pulses of THz frequency light are powerful tools for both probing and driving ultrafast dynamics of low energy (meV scale) excitations in condensed matter. As an example of using THz pulses as a time-resolved probe, I discuss recent multi-THz spectroscopy experiments on the widely researched hybrid organometallic halide perovskites. These solution processable materials have been successfully applied to...

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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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