Rice University
Department of Physics & Astronomy

Condensed Matter Seminars
2006 – 2007

2002–2003 2003–2004 2004–2005 2005-2006
2006-2007

Where: HZ 116
When: Mondays at 4:00 p.m.

Date Speaker Topic Links
September 07, 2006
Space Sciences Building, Room 337
 1.00 pm

Dr.  Ken Burch
Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Probing Hybridization through Optics

abstract
September 25, 2006
Professor Orion Ciftja
Prairie View A&M University
Anisotropy in 2D electronic quantum Hall systems
abstract
October 02, 2006
Professor Kevin Storr
Prairie View A&M University

Field-Induced Superconductivity in an Organic Insulator
abstract
October 30,  2006
Professor Meigan Aronson
University of Michigan
Magnet on Magnet: the Exchange Bias Effect in Co/CoO Nanoparticles
abstract
November 6, 2006
Professor Ilya Vekhter
Louisiana State Univeristy
Anisotropic thermodynamics of unconventional superconductors
abstract
November 13, 2006
Professor Keith Schwab
Cornell University

Quantum Electro-Mechanics
abstract
December 04, 2006
Professor Dave Cobden
University of Washington
Magnetic field asymmetry and interactions in single-walled carbon nanotubes
abstract
December 11, 2006
Dr. Matthew Glossop
University of Florida
From noisy quantum dots to quantum-critical heavy fermions: recent developments of the numerical renormalization group method
abstract

February 5, 2007
Dr. Predrag Nikolic
Harvard University
Universal phase diagram of interacting quantum liquids near the unitarity limit
abstract
February 9, 2007
Note:
Herzstein Hall 116,
 2.30 pm
Dr. Sebastian Reyes
Brookhaven National Lab
Density Wave Formation in Graphene Facilitated by in-plane Magnetic Field
abstract
February  19, 2007
Prof. Michael Fogler
University of California San Diego
POWER-LAWS IN ONE-DIMENSIONAL TRANSPORT: Luttinger Liquid or Disorder?
abstract
February  27, 2007
Note:
Herzstein Hall 116,
 4.00 pm
Dr. Gavin Scott
Transport in Nanofabricated Electronic Devices
 abstract
March 19, 2007
Note location and time:
Herzstein Hall 210, 2.00pm

Prof. Samuel B. Trickey
University of Florida
Orbital-free Density Functionals for Materials Simulations
abstract
April 16, 2007
Note location:
Herzstein Hall 210

Prof. Ron Naaman
Department of Chemical Physics
Weizmann Institute
TBA
abstract
April 26, 2007
Prof. Alberto Rosso
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ULTRA SLOW MOTION OF AN INTERFACE PINNED BY IMPURITIES
abstract
May 21, 2007
Dr. Hiroyuki Yamase
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics
Theory of d-wave Fermi surface symmetry breaking
abstract

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