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Current problems in condensed matter

NOV 10, 2017 | 8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM



The Graduate Center
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November 10, 2017: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM




Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences and the CUNY doctoral program in Physics


The symposium will take place in Room 5209. 

8:30 AM Coffee and bagels

9:00 AM: Robust surface chiral velocity in disordered Weyl fermi arcs Jed Pixley, Rutgers University

9:30 AM: Topological phases: fractionalization, defects and anomalies Meng Cheng, Yale University

10:00 AM: Probing quantum magnets with spin Hall phenomena So Takei, Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

10:30 AM Coffee

11:00 AM Engineering coherent defects in diamond Nathalie De Leon, Princeton University

11:30 AM Coherent control of ultracold dipolar molecules Sebastian Will, Columbia University

12:00 PM Lunch and discussion

1:40 PM Brief introduction to the Flatiron Institute Antoine Georges, Flatiron Institute

2:00 PM Imaging anyons with scanning tunneling microscopy Michael Zalatel, Princeton University

2:30 PM Physical approaches to learning and inference David Schwab, The Graduate Center, CUNY

3:00 PM Coffee

4:00 PM Boundary layers in 2+1-dimensional parity violating hydrodynamics Sriram Ganeshan, City College of New York and The Graduate Center, CUNY

4:30 PM: Quantum optics with rare earth ions Jeff Thompson, Princeton University

Download the flyer for this symposium here.