UCSC Physics Department
Condensed Matter Seminar Schedule

Condensed Matter Fall 2008
Friday 2:00-3:30 p.m. ISS 231

September 26, 2008
No Condensed Matter seminar today

October 3, 2008
Tuning the properties of Dirac fermions in graphene
Alessandra Lanzara
Department of Physics, UC Berkeley &. Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley
National Lab

October 10, 2008
No Condensed Matter seminar today

October 17, 2008
No Condensed Matter seminar today

October 24, 2008
Dislocation Glasses - Nanostructured solar cells
Gergely Zimanyi
Physics Department, UC Davis

October 31, 2008
Higher ~Temperatures Superconductors: Why. How and Where
Malcolm Beasley
Stanford University

November 7, 2008
Quantum Spin Metals in Weak Mott Insulators
Matthew Fisher
Santa Barbara

November 14, 2008
Infrared spectroscopy of correlated electron matter at the nano-scale
Dimitri Basoy
Physics Department, UC San Diego

November 21, 2008
Spectroscopies and guasiparticles in the cuprates
Tom Devereaux
Stanford University

November 28, 2008
Thanksgiving Holiday - No seminar today

December 5, 2008

Condensed Matter Seminar Winter 2009
Fridays 2:00-3:30 p.m. 231 Interdisciplinary Sciences Building

January 9, 2009
No Condensed Matter seminar today

January 16, 2009
Negative differential resistance in molecular junctions
Keivan Esfarjani .
Physics Department, UCSC

January 23, 2009
Complexity of the Quantum Adiabatic Algorithm
Peter Young
Physics Department, UCSC

January 30, 2009
Snaking Through a Crowd: Macromolecular Transport in Cellular Environments
Ajay Gopinathan
Physics Department, UC Merced

February 6, 2009
Universal Interacting Crossover Regimes in Mesoscopics
Ganpathy Murthy
Physics Department, University of Kentucky

February 13, 2009
No Condensed Matter Seminar today

February 20, 2009
Femtosecond Infrared Spectroscopy of the Anesthetic Gas Nitrous Oxide
Shyam Erramilli
Physics Department, Boston University

February 27, 2009
Andreev Bound states as a phase sensitive probe of the pairing symmetry of the iron
pnictide superconductors
Pouyan Ghaemi-Mohammadi
Physics Department, UC Berkeley

March 6, 2009
Dots for Dummies
Ramamurti Shankar
Physics Department, Yale University

March 13, 2009
Amorphous Oxides at High Pressures: Responses of Framework Structures to Extreme
Quentin Williams
Earth Sciences Department, UCSC


April 1, 2009
What you can learn from brief encounter: using muons to explore magnets and superconductors
Stephen Blundell
Oxford University

April 10, 2009
Inhomogeneous magnetic phases: a LOFF-like phase in Sr3Ru207
Andrew Green
UC Berkeley

April 17, 2009
Fermionic atoms in optical lattices: Mott transition and matastable superfluidity
Achim Rosch
Institute of Theoretical Physics, Cologne, Germany

May 1, 2009
Wrinkling, folding and crumpling of thin elastic films
Narayanan Menon
University of Massachusetts

May 8, 2009
Mike Griffo
UC Santa Cruz

May 15, 2009
Holger Schmidt

May 22, 2009
Quantum phase transitions in quantum dots
Vincent Bouchiat
Institut Neel, CNRS, Grenoble, France

May 27, 2009
Jamming and the emergence of rigidity
Sid Nagel
University of Chicago

June 5, 2009
New superfluid states of fermionic matter in and out of equilibrium
Emil Yuzbashyam
Rutgers University