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Condensed Matter Seminar

Condensed Matter Seminar, Anatoli Polkovnikov, Boston U., "Emergent non-adiabatic dynamics and geometric response in interacting systems"

Mon, Nov 17, 2014, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
I will overview relations between the non-adiabatic response and the geometric tensor. In particular, I will show how the Berry curvature (imaginary part of the geometric tensor) and the topological phase transitions can be engineered and measured using non-adiabatic response and discuss recent experiments in superconducting qubits.

Special Condensed Matter Seminar, Debaleena Nandi, Caltech, "Signatures of bulk exciton transport in Coulomb drag and tunneling"

Thu, Nov 13, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bose-Einstein condensation of excitons is realized in a quantum Hall bilayer at vT=1 when the total electron density in the two quantum wells matches the degeneracy of a single spin split Landau level.

Special Condensed Matter Seminar, Barry Bradlyn, Yale, "Viscous and Thermal Transport in Topological Phases"

Tue, Nov 11, 2014, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
One hallmark of topological phases with broken time reversal symmetry is the appearance of quantized non-dissipative transport coefficients, the archetypical example being the quantized Hall conductivity in quantum Hall states.

Condensed Matter Seminar, John Martinis, UCSB, "Superconducting qubits poised for fault-tolerant quantum computation"

Mon, Nov 10, 2014, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Superconducting quantum computing is now at an important crossroad, where “proof of concept” experiments involving small numbers of qubits can be transitioned to more challenging and systematic approaches that could actually lead to building a quantum computer.

Condensed Matter Seminar, Patrick Lee, MIT, TBA

Mon, Oct 27, 2014, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Special Condensed Matter Seminar - Peng Cai, Tsinghua University, "Electronic Structure Evolution of Lightly Doped Cuprates Revealed by STM"

Mon, Sep 22, 2014, 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm
One of the key issues regarding the cuprate high temperature superconductors is the evolution of the electronic structure when charge carriers are doped into the parent Mott insulator. We have performed scanning tunneling microscopy studies on the parent Ca2CuO2Cl2 Mott insulator and severely underdoped Bi2Sr2-xLaxCuO6 in the antiferromagnetic...

Special Condensed Matter Seminar, Hong Ding, Strong and local pairing in iron-based superconductors as seen by photoelectrons"

Thu, Jul 10, 2014, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Iron-based superconductors (Fe-SCs), with their highest transition temperature (Tc) at 57K, have been added since 2008 to the family of high-Tc superconductors which has been solely occupied by copper-based superconductors (Cu-SCs) for more than 20 years.

Special Condensed Matter Seminar, Alexey Soluyanov, "Wannier functions and topological materials"

Tue, Jun 10, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Search for topological materials becomes significantly simplified within the framework of some special class of Wannier functions. I will explain this technique in some details and give an overview of the ongoing work on global search for candidate topological materials.

Special Condensed Matter Physics Seminar, Ling Lu, "Weyl points and quantum anomalous Hall phase in photonic crystals"

Mon, Apr 28, 2014, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Topological phases and phenomena in photonics have attracted a lot of research interests since the pioneering work by Haldane. In this talk, I will first show our realization of the photonic analog of quantum anomalous Hall effect. At the edge, there exists topologically-protected one-way edge waveguides with Chern numbers of one, two, three and...

Special Condensed Matter Seminar, Ronny Thomale "The Quest of the Kagome Hubbard Model"

Fri, Apr 25, 2014, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Since its (re-)discovery in the second half of the 20th century, the lattice of corner-sharing triangles called kagome has become one of the paradigmatic models for exotic quantum electronic states of matter.

Condensed Matter Seminar, Gil Refael, "Light matters - from Floquet topological insulators to topological polaritons"

Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
In my talk I will present fresh findings on the possibility of producing a topological polariton (nicknamed topolariton) in trivial quantum-wells coupled to extended optical cavities. The idea of a topolariton emerges naturally from the concept of Floquet topological insulators.

Condensed Matter Seminar, Eun-Ah Kim, “Superconducting proximity effect in topological metals"

Mon, Apr 7, 2014, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Much interest in the superconducting proximity effect in 3D topological insulators (TIs) has been driven by the potential to induce exotic Majorana bound states. Most candidate materials for 3D TI, however, are bulk metals, with bulk states at the Fermi level coexisting with well-defined surface states exhibiting spin-momentum locking.

SPECIAL Condensed Matter Seminar, Vincenzo Alba, "Entanglement spectroscopy of SU(2)-broken phases in two dimensions"

Condensed Matter Seminar, Christian Schoenenberger, "Cooper-Pair Splitting and Spectroscopy in Double Quantum Dot Devices with Superconducting Charge

Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
An elegant idea for the creation of entangled electrons in a solid-state device is to split Cooper pairs, which are in a spin singlet state, by coupling a superconductor to two parallel quantum dots (QDs) in a Y-junction geometry [1].

Special Condensed Matter Seminar, Dan Dessau, Electronic Interactions in Cuprate High-Temperature Superconductors – an ARPES study

Tue, Feb 25, 2014, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Using high resolution ARPES we analyze the electronic scattering rates of cuprate superconductors as a function of temperature, energy, and doping.

SPECIAL Condensed Matter Seminar, Enam Chowdhury, "Understanding strong field laser solid interaction with few cycle femtosecond pulses"

Tue, Feb 18, 2014, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
As femtosecond laser interacts with matter in fundamentally different ways than how continuous wave (CW) or nano-second laser interacts, it gives rise to many interesting phenomena which may open doors for exciting future applications, like plasmon coupled high harmonic generation [Park 2011] nano-electronics [Chimmalgi 2005], etc.

Condensed Matter Seminar, Leonid Glazman, "Helical edge resistance introduced by charge puddles"

Mon, Feb 17, 2014, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Electron puddles created by doping of a 2D topological insulator may violate the ideal helical edge conductance. Because of a long electron dwelling time, even a single puddle may lead to a significant inelastic backscattering. We find the resulting correction to the perfect edge conductance.

Condensed Matter Seminar, Dale Van Harlingen, “Transport and Josephson phenomena in hybrid superconductor-topological insulator devices”

Mon, Feb 10, 2014, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
We are studying the transport properties of hybrid S-TI-S devices fabricated by depositing superconductor electrodes onto topological insulators. In top-gated Nb-Bi2Se3-Nb junctions, we have measured the Josephson supercurrent and conductance as a function of geometry, temperature, and gate voltage in order to determine the nature of the charge...

Condensed Matter Seminar, Waseem Bakr, "Synthetic condensed matter systems with ultracold atoms"

Mon, Dec 9, 2013, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Recent advances in preparing, probing and manipulating ultracold atomic gases enable studying condensed matter physics in a very controlled setting. In the first part of my talk, I will describe quantum gas microscopy, a powerful tool for imaging and manipulating strongly interacting quantum gases containing thousands of atoms at the single atom...

Condensed Matter Seminar, Victor Galitski, "Topological Kondo Insulator"

Mon, Nov 25, 2013, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
In this talk I will review recent theoretical work on a new class of topological material systems - topological Kondo insulators, which appear as a result of interplay between strong correlations and spin-orbit interactions.