Harvard Condensed Matter Theory Seminars

Unless noted otherwise, seminars are held at noon on Thursdays in Lyman 425.
Please contact the host for more information, or if you would like to meet a speaker.

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Fall 2005-2006

(Past years: 2004-2005, 2003-2004, 2002-2003)
September 22
Subir Sachdev , Harvard University
Breakdown of the Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson paradigm at quantum phase transitions

Host: Bertrand Halperin


September 29
Kun Yang , Florida State University
Find Your Partner or Expel Your Competitor: Exotic Pairing States in Fermionic Superfluids with Unbalanced Pairing Species

Host: Bertrand Halperin

October 6
Aravinthan Samuel , Harvard University
How worms navigate thermal gradients

Host: David Nelson

October 13
Bernd Rosenow , The University of Cologne
Linear and nonlinear conductivity of disordered Luttinger liquids

Host: Bertrand Halperin

October 20
Cynthia Reichhardt , Los Alamos National Laboratory
Local probes at the nanoscale: Entanglement, melting, and jamming transitions
Host: Jennifer Hoffman

October 27
Nai-Chang Yeh , Caltech
Effects of competing orders and quantum criticality on the quasiparticle tunneling spectroscopy and vortex dynamics of Cuprate superconductors
Host: Eugene Demler

November 3
Igor Aleiner , Columbia University
Metal-insulator transition in a weakly interacting many-electron system with localized single-particle states
Host: Bert Halperin

November 10
H. Takayanagi , NTT, Japan
Host: Charles Marcus

November 17
Ganpathy Murthy , University of Kentucky
Interplay between Kondo screening and Stoner interactions in a quantum dot
Host: Bertrand Halperin

December 1
Gora Shlyapnikov , The University of Amsterdam
Title to be announced
Host: Eugene Demler

December 8
Karyn Le Hur , Université de Sherbrooke
Electron life-time in quantum wires: Definition and Observability
Host: Eugene Demler

December 15
Cirano De Dominicis , CEA, Saclay
Microscopic approaches to the Ising Spin Glass
Host: Paul Martin

January 12
Roger Melko , Oak Ridge National Laboratories
Monte Carlo Simulations of Quantum Spin Models on Frustrated 2D Lattices
Host: Adrian Del Maestro

January 19
Carlos Bolech , Harvard University
Bosonization approach to mixed-valence quantum impurity models
Host: Subir Sachdev

January 26

To Be Announced

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