First Annual Greater Boston Area Quantum Matter Meeting
Saturday, May 10, 2008
The goal of this meeting is to provide an informal and supportive
forum for discussing research on quantum systems: strongly correlated
systems, atomic and optical systems, and mesoscopics. All students,
postdocs, and faculty are encouraged to give a talk --- discussion of
work in progress and incompletely-formed ideas is welcome.
The meeting was held at the Harvard physics department, in
Room 250 of the Jefferson building near Harvard square.
Refreshments from 9:00 to 9:30, and sessions start at
This meeting is modeled after the Greater Boston Area Statistical
Mechanics Meeting, which is held in the fall, and is now in its
This meeting is an Institute for Complex Adaptive
Matter (ICAM) affiliated event.
|9:00 - 9:30 am
||Bagels, coffee, and tea
|9:30 - 10:30 am
||Session I - Chair: I
9:30 - 10:00 am
||Young Lee, MIT
||Neutron and x-ray scattering studies of frustrated quantum magnets
10:00 - 10:30 am
|10:30 - 11:00 am
||Coffee and informal discussions
|11:00 - 11:55 am
||Session II - Chair: Dima Feldman
|11:00 - 11:30 am
||Amir Yacoby, Harvard
||Charge fractionalization in 1D
|11:30 - 11:55 am
|12:00 - 1:20 pm
||Lunch and Informal Conversations
|1:20 - 2:20 pm
||Session III - Chair: Peter Weichman
|1:20 - 1:50 pm
|1:50 - 2:20 pm
||Boris Svistunov, U Mass Amherst
||Supersolidity of He-4.
|2:20 - 2:50 pm
||Coffee and informal discussions
|2:50 - 3:45 pm
||Session IV - Chair: T. Senthil
|2:50 - 3:15 pm
|3:15 - 3:45 pm
|| Iuliana Radu/Jeff Miller
||Quasiparticle tunnelling at the 5/2 fractional quantum Hall state
|3:45 - 4:10 am
||Session V - Chair: V
|3:45 - 4:10 pm
- Jenny Hoffman, Harvard, "Goals & Progress in the Study of
Superconductors via Scanning Tunneling Microscopy."
- Kyuil Cho, Clark, "Upper Critical Field Studies in Organic
- G. Fernando, University of Connecticut, "Thermodynamics, charge and
spin paring in small Hubbard clusters."
- Georgios Koutraoulakis, Brown, "Nature of the superconducting state of
CeCoIn5 as revealed by NMR."
- Francis Niestemski, Boston College, "STM Observation of a Bosonic Mode
in the Electron-Doped Superconductor PLCCO."
- Chandrasekhar Ramanathan, MIT,
"NMR investigation of many-body spin dynamics."
- Marc-Andre Vachon, Brown, "Fermionic excitations in the spin liquid
phase of Cs2CuCl4 as revealed by 133Cs NMR spin lattice relaxation
- Dmitry Abanin, MIT, "Charge and Spin Transport at the Quantum Hall
Edge of Graphene."
- Lars Fritz, Harvard, "Hydrodynamic transport in graphene."
- Ferdinand Kuemmeth, Harvard, "Spin-manipulation in carbon nanotubes
using spin-orbit coupling?"
- Silvia Viola Kusminskiy, Boston University, "Electron-electron
interactions and Dirac liquid behavior in graphene bilayers."
- Marcus Muller, Harvard, "Relativistic magnetohydrodynamics in
- Kurt Jacobs, University of Massachusetts, Boston,
"Engineering Quantum Measurements in Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems."
- Egor Babaev, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
"Electrodynamics with effective "magnetic charges" in dipolar
- Claudia De Grandi, Boston University, " Adiabatic nonlinear probes of
one-dimensional Bose gases."
- Maxim Olshanii, University of Massachusetts, Boston, "Thermalization
in isolated quantum systems and eigenstate thermalization hypothesis."
- Rudra P. Kafle, WPI, "Theoretical analysis of a free-oscillation atom
interferometer in a weakly confining magnetic trap."
- William J. Mullin, University of Massachusetts, "EPR, Bell, and
- Barbara Capogrosso-Sansone, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
"Hard-core Bose-Hubbard model with three-body interactions."
- Cenke Xu, Harvard, "Ising and spin density wave order in iron
- Shanti Deemyad, Harvard, "Maximum in the Melting Line of Hydrogen."
- Adrian Del Maestro, Harvard, "Infinite randomness at the
superconductor-metal quantum phase transition."
- James C. Ellenbogen, MITRE, "New Laws of Quantum Physics for the
Multiscale Modeling of Atoms, Molecules, and Bulk Systems."
- Max Metlitski, Harvard, "Pinwheels in quantum antiferromagnets."
- Sebnem Gunes Soyler, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, "Monte
Carlo simulations of two species hard-core Bose-Hubbard model."
- Kris Van Houcke, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, "Diagrammatic
Updated 1 May 2008
- R. Shankar, Yale, "Lie algebra inspired models for flux phases."
- Gilad Barak, Harvard, "Tunneling spectroscopy of Quantum Hall Effect
edge states using a quantum wire."
- Dima Feldman, Brown, "Charge-statistics separation and probing
- Vivek Venkatachalam, Harvard, "Charging of localized Quantum Hall
- Zhengcheng Gu, MIT, "Tensor Entanglement Renormalization Group
approach to 2D strongly correlated systems."
- Stephen Choi, University of Massachusetts, Boston, "BEC as a
nonlinear Ramsey interferometer operating beyond the Heisenberg
- Ribhu Kaul, Harvard, "Destruction of Neel order in square
Directions to Harvard may be found here.
A map showing Jefferson lab, the Harvard campus, and Harvard square is here. Public transportation is highly recommended. If you must drive, your options for parking are:
- Obtain a one-day Harvard parking permit here.
Choose department "physics" and enter department code "3043". The parking lots SEAS (or DEAS) and 52OX are the closest.
- Park at the Alewife subway station, and then take the subway to Harvard square. Alewife is reached by Route 2 East,
which is at Exit 29 off I-95/Route 128.
- Limited Cambridge street parking is available.
- Claudio Chamon, Boston University
- Subir Sachdev, Harvard University