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Condensed Matter Physics & Quantum Computation


Condensed Matter Physics & Quantum Computation

This seminar series will meet weekly whenever classes are in session. Topics will range across a variety of problems concerning the behavior of electrons in solids, cold atoms, and other systems where quantum mechanics dominates; although mostly a theoretical seminar, we also will be inspired by our experimentalist friends.

All seminars will be held at 11 AM in the Science Center, Room 4102 with coffee served before the seminar. Live webcasts and archives can be found here.  Most speakers will be at ITS all day, and discussions will continue in Room 4412, aided by espresso.

Archive of Previous Events

November 22, 2013
Marcos Rigol, Penn State. "From Unitary Dynamics to Statistical Mechanics in Isolated Quantum Systems." 

November 15, 2013
Leo Radzihovksy, Univ. of Colorado-Boulder. "Quench Dynamics of a Strongly Interacting Resonant Bose Gas." 

October 25, 2013
Mikhail Kiselev, ICTP. "Nanoelectromechanics with spin: Effects of resonance scattering and strong electron correlations." 

October 4, 2013
Chris Laumann, Harvard/Perimeter/Univ. Washington. "Many-body localization with dipoles."

September 27, 2013
B.Andrei Bernevig, Princeton University. "Topological phases of matter."

September 20, 2013 
Emil Prodan, Yeshiva University. "Disordered Topological Insulators: Exact Characterizations using Non-Commutative Chemistry." 

August 30, 2013
Assa Auerbach, Technion. "p6 Symmetry breaking in Kagome S=1/2 magnet."

April 2-4, 2012
Optomechanics on the Hudson

March 5-9, 2012
Frontiers of quantum condensed matter physics: "Light, matter and unusual devices out of equilibrium."

February 24, 2012
Natan Andrei, Rutgers University. "Time evolution in some slow-dimensional models."

February 10, 2012
Boris Spivak, University of Washington. "Magnetic field dependence of chemical reactions at high temperatures."

February 3, 2012
Anatoly Kuklov, College of Staten Island, CUNY. "Superfluidity of quantum strings in condensed matter."

November 4, 2011
J. Tejada, University of Barcelona.

October 28, 2011
Evgenii Narimanov, Purdue University.

October 21, 2011
Adilet Imambekov, Rice University. "Universal dynamical decoupling of multi-qubit states from the environment."

October 14, 2011
Achanta Venugopal, TIFR India. "Plasmonic crystals for controlling optical properties." 

September 9, 2011
Hatuce Altug, Boston University. "Metamaterials, nanoplasmonics, and nanofluidics for ultrasensitive spectrocopy and bio-detection."

September 2, 2011
Dmitry Garanin, Lehman College CUNY. "Deflagration and fronts of tunneling in molecular magnets."