*Seminars are held at 12:00pm unless otherwise stated.

Fall 2008

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  • September 1, 2008
    Labor Day - Holiday
  • September 8, 2008
    Hong Ding, Boston College
    "The new iron-based high Tc superconductors" [abstract]
    Host: Xiao-Gang Wen

  • September 22, 2008
    Yong Baek Kim, University of Toronto
    "Quantum Order by Disorder in Frustrated Magnets" [abstract]
    Host: Senthil Todadri

  • Friday, September 26, 2008
    Rob Schoelkopf, Yale University
    "The Transmon: Better Superconducting Qubits by Design" [abstract]
    Host: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

  • September 29, 2008
    Mehmet Fatih Yanik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "On-chip in vivo screening of whole animals at sub-cellular resolution" [abstract]
    Host: Young Lee

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  • October 6, 2008
    Dan Dessau, University of Colorado at Boulder
    "Phun with Photoelectrons – Electronic Structure of High Tc superconductors" [abstract]
    Host: Young Lee

  • Wednesday, October 8, 2008
    Hae-Young Kee, University of Toronto
    "Quantum oscillations and Fermi surface in high Tc cuprates" [abstract]
    Host: Senthil Todadri

  • October 13, 2008
    Columbus Day - Holiday

  • October 20, 2008
    Ravin Bhatt, Princeton University
    "Search for ferromagnetism in doped semiconductors without magnetic ions" [abstract]
    Host: Patrick Lee

  • October 27, 2008
    Tony F Heinz, Columbia University
    "Probing Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene by Optical Spectroscopy" [abstract]
    Host: Nuh Gedik

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  • November 3, 2008
    Collin Broholm, John Hopkins University
    "Surprises on Triangular Lattices" [abstract]
    Host: Young Lee

  • November 10, 2008
    Veteran's Day - Holiday

  • November 17, 2008
    Zahid Hasan, Princeton University
    "Observation of a new class of topological states of quantum matter." [abstract]
    Host: Young Lee

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2008
    Suchitra E. Sebastian, University of Cambridge
    "TBA" [abstract]
    Host: Patrick Lee

  • 1:00pm November 24, 2008
    Eva Andrei, Rutgers
    "Charge carriers in Graphene seen through transport and tunneling experiments " [abstract]
    Host: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

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  • 1:00pm December 1, 2008
    Alberto Morpurgo, Geneva University
    "Transport through graphene: what's special?" [abstract]
    Host: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

  • December 8, 2008
    Joe Orenstein, University of California at Berkeley
    "Emergence of the persistent spin helix in semiconductor quantum wells" [abstract]
    Host: Nuh Gedik

  • December 15, 2008
    Jun Yan, Columbia University
    "Raman Spectroscopy Study of Electron and Phonon Structures in Graphene Thin Films"[abstract]
    Host: Ray Ashoori

    Special Condensed Matter talk
  • 10:00am, Wednesday, December 17, 2008
    Francis Niestemski, Boston College
    "Bringing Cooper Pairs Together and Keeping Them Apart, A STM Study on High-Tc Superconductors"[abstract]
    Host: Ray Ashoori

Past Schedules: Spring '08 Fall '07

Please contact the host for more info or if you would like to meet a speaker.
For more information about the series, please contact the Chez Pierre Seminar Chair

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Updated by poehlman at mit dot edu: December 12, 2008 11:54 AM