Condensed Matter Seminar Series


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.

January 12 Dr. Jose Aumentado
National Institute of Standards
Venkat Chandrasekhar Coupled modes and parametric quantum information processing-- from classical pendula to single photons
January 19 Professor Egor Babeav
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
J. A. Sauls Type-1.5 superconductivity
January 26 Professor Erhai Zhao
George Mason University
J. A. Sauls Proximity effect at the superconductor-topological insulator interface
February 2 Dr. Helmut Schultheiss
Argronne National Laboratory
John Ketterson Spin Wave Transport in Microscopic Magnetic Structures
February 9 Dr. Vivek Misra
University of Chicago
J. A. Sauls Effect of gap structure and Fermi surface topology on transport in pnictide superconductors
February 16 Professor Alexandre Blais
Université de Sherbrooke
Jens Koch Using a superconducting qubit to probe a nonlinear resonator
February 23 Professor Matthew Grayson
Northwestern University
Jens Koch Anisotropic two-band transverse thermoelectrics: A new paradigm for solid-state refrigeration