Condensed Matter Seminar Series

FALL QUARTER 2011 

Welcome to the homepage for the Condensed Matter Physics Seminar Series hosted by the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Northwestern University. The Condensed Matter Seminar Series highlights a broad range of current research in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics, including interdisciplinary research involving hard and soft condensed matter physics, atomic, molecular and optical sciences, and materials science. During the academic year the seminar meets weekly on Thursday afternoon at 4 pm in the Physics and Astronomy Department conference room, F235 in the Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Road on the Evanston Campus.

SCHEDULE
DATE SPEAKER HOST TITLE
October 6 Dr. Valentyn Novosad
Argonne National Laboratory
J. B. Ketterson Multi-functional Magnetic Vortex Microdisks
October 13 Professor James Sauls
Northwestern University
- Surface States, Edge Currents and the Ground State of Chiral, P-wave Superfluids
October 18
Special Time: 2:00 pm, Tech F235
Professor Bo Chen
University of Central Florida
Bill Halperin Structure, dynamics and assembly mechanism study of HIV-1 capsid by solid state NMR, electron microscopy, and Monte Carlo simulation
October 20 Dr. Suk Bum Chung
Stanford University
Jim Sauls Majorana fermions in 3He superfluid
October 27 Professor Vesna Mitrovic
Brown University
Bill Halperin Exotic Superconductivity
November 3 Professor Alex Levchenko
Michigan State University
Jens Koch Nonequilibrium kinetics of interacting one-dimensional quantum systems beyond the Luttinger liquid paradigm
November 10 Dr. Tanmoy Das
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Jim Sauls Spin-fluctuation induced anomalies in cuprates, pnictide and heavy-fermion superconductors
November 17 Dr. Victor Vakaryuk
Argonne National Laboratory
David Ferguson Stability of topological defects in chiral superconductors
December 1 Dr. Johannes Pollanen
Northwestern University
Bill Halperin Superfluid Helium-3 in Aerogel: Unconventional Pairing with Impurity Scattering