UCSC Physics Department
Condensed Matter Seminar Schedule

Condensed Matter Fall 2007
Fridays 2:00-3:30 p.m. 231 ISB
Refreshments served at 1 :50 p.m

September 28, 2007
Kagome lattice antiferromagnets and the thermodynamics of the material ZnCu3(OH)6CI2
Marcos Rigol

October 5, 2007
Thermalization in closed quantum systems: open problems and suggested solutions
Maxim Olchanyi
Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts at Boston

October 9, 2007
Approaching the Fermi surface: Functional renormalization group for interacting fermions
Carsten Honerkamp
University of Wurzburg.

October 12, 2007
What is local about the local density of states?
Reza lamei
Physics Department, UCSC

October 19, 2007
No Seminar today

October 26, 2007
Mott Transion in MnO under Pressure: Dynamical Mean-Field Study
Jan Kunes
Center for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism University of Augsburg

Gey-Hong Gweon
Shining light on graphite/graphene
Physics Department, UCSC

November 9, 2007
Statistical Mechanics and Modern Information Processing Systems
Andrea Montanari
Electrical Engineering and Statistics Departments Stanford University

November 16, 2007
Dissipative Quantum XV and Ashkin Teller Models and Relation to Quantum Criticality in the Cuprates
Chandra Varma
Department of Physics and Astronomy University of California, Riverside

November 23, 2007
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Seminar

November 30, 2007
Spinor Condensates: symmetries, vortices, and fluctuations
Ryan Barnett
Cal Tech

December 7,2007
A Wrinkle in Space: Quantum Isospectral Nanostructures
Hari Manoharan
Department of Physics, Stanford University

Condensed Matter Winter 2008
Friday 2:00-3:30 p.m. 231 ISB

January 11, 2008
Sloppy Models
James P. Sethna
Cornell University

January 18, 2008
Is there a phase transition (AT line) In spin glasses in a magnetic field?
Peter Young
Physics Department, UCSC

January 25, 2008
Polymers in a vacuum
Joshua M. Deutsch
Physics Department, UC Santa Cruz

February 1, 2008
Quantum and thermal phases of a spin-l Bose gas
Dan Stamper-Kurn
UC Berkeley

February 8, 2008
Spin-charge coupling and separation in magnetic wires
Varoslav Tserkovnyak
Physics Department, UCLA

February 15, 2008
Quantum Simulations of Optically Trapped Fermi-Fermi and Bose-Fermi Mixtures
Richard Scalettar
Physics Department, UC Davis

February 22, 2008
Amorphous magnetic semiconductors: the enormous magnetoresistance, magnetization, and optical j:: of a-GdxSil-x and related materials
Frances Hellman
UC Berkeley

February 29, 2008
Casimir forces, finite size scaling and the thinning of superfluid films
Joseph Rudnick
Physics 8r. Astronomy Department, UCLA

March 7, 2008
Interacting Fermi gases in optical lattices
Niels Strohmaier
ETH Zurich

March 14, 2008
No Condensed Matter due to March APS meeting

Condensed Matter Seminar Spring 2008
Fridays 2:00~3:30 p.m. 231 ISB

April 4, 2008
Quantum Transport of Charges in Graphene
Jeanie Lau
Physics Department, UC Riverside

April 11 , 2008
From topological insulator to spin charge separation
Dung-Hai Lee
UC Berkeley

April 18, 2008
Next generation nanostructured solar cells
Glenn Alers
Physics Department, UCSC

April 25, 2008
Aspects of Nonequilibrium: Growth and Pattern Formation in the Kardar Parisi Zhang equation for a gr, Interface
Hans Fogedby
Physics & Astronomy Dept., Aarhus University, Denmark

May 2, 2008
Destruction of N\'eel order in square lattice anti-ferromagnets
Ribhu Kaul
Physics Department, Harvard University

May 9, 2008
Study of novel hydrogen storage materials
Jinbo Yang
University of Missouri Science and Technology

May 16, 2008
Density Matrix Renormalization Group Study of Incompressible Fractional Quantum Hall States
Adrian Feiguin

May 23, 2008
Pairing in high temperature superconductors: STM studies of electron-doped PLCCO
Vidya Madhavan
Boston College

May 30, 2008
Energy Research at UCSC, or How to Build a Better Solar Powered Light-bulb
Sue Carter
Physics Department, UCSC

June 6, 2008
How Electrons DIal Buckyballs
Wan Ii Yang
lBl &. Stanford University