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


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  • September 9, 2013
    Jason Alicea - California Institue of Technology
    “A new path towards universal decoherence-free quantum computation” [Abstract]
    Host: Patrick Lee

  • September 16, 2013

  • September 23, 2013
    Leonid Glazman - Yale University
    "Helical edge resistance introduced by charge puddles" [Abstract]
    Host: Liang Fu

  • September 30, 2013
    Steven G. Johnson -
    MIT Department of Mathematics
    "Poking Holes in the Invisibility Cloak" [Abstract]
    Host: John D. Joannopoulos & Marin Soljacic

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  • October 7, 2013
    Collin Broholm -
    Johns Hopkins University
    "Quantum fluctuations in spin-ice-like Pr2Zr2O7*" [Abstract]
    Host: Young Lee

  • October 14, 2013
    There will not be a Chez Pierre Seminar today due to the Columbus Day Holiday

  • October 21, 2013
    Willie Padilla -
    Boston College
    "Terahertz Compressive Imaging with a Single Pixel: Applications in Metamaterials" [Abstract]
    Host: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

  • October 28, 2013
    Charlie Kane -
    University of Pennsylvania
    “Topological Order at the Surface of a Topological Insulator” [Abstract]
    Host: Senthil Todadri

  • October 29, 2013 - Special Chez Pierre Seminar - Tuesday 3:00PM
    Brian Skinner - Argonne National Laboratory
    "Negative compressibility and supercapacitors" [Abstract]
    Host: Leonid Levitov

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  • November 4, 2013
    Sri Raghu -
    Stanford University
    “Gyrotropic order in the pseudogap regime of hole-doped cuprates” [Abstract]
    Senthil Todadri

  • November 11, 2013
    There will not be a Chez Pierre Seminar today due to Veterans Day Holiday

  • November 14, 2013 - Special Chez Pierre Seminar - Thursday 3:00PM
    Yulin Chen - University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    “Discovery of “3D graphene” – the 3D topological Dirac semi-metal” [Abstract]
    Host: Liang Fu

  • November 18, 2013
    Louis Taillefer
    - Sherbrooke University - Quebec Canada
    "Why does Tc fall in underdoped cuprate superconductors?"
    Host: Senthil Todadri

  • November 25, 2013
    Vidya Madhavan -
    Boston College
    "Massive Dirac Fermions in Topological Crystalline Insulators created by Symmetry Breaking" [Abstract]
    Host: Liang Fu

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  • December 2, 2013
    Frank Koppens -
    ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences - Barcelona, Spain
    "Plasmonics and Hot carrier multiplication in graphene " [Abstract]
    Host: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

  • December 4, 2013 - Special Chez Pierre Seminar - Wednesday, 1:30pm
    Silvano De Franceschi - CEA-Grenoble, Institute for Nanoscience and Cryogenics - France
    "Magnetic properties of sub-gap states in superconductor-semiconductor nanowire structures" [Abstract]
    Host: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

  • December 9, 2013
    N. Peter Armitage -
    John Hopkins University
    “How to kill a topological insulator“ [Abstract]
    Host: Young Lee

  • December 10, 2013 - Special Chez Pierre Seminar - Tuesday, 12:00 noon
    Ady Stern -
    Weizmann Institute - Israel
    "Engineered non-abelian anyons beyond Majorana fermions" [Abstract]
    Host: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

  • December 11, 2013 - Special Chez Pierre Seminar - Wednesday, 12:00 noon
    Francisco (Paco) Guinea -
    Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid CSIC
    "Unique structural properties of graphene" [Abstract]
    Host: Leonid Levitov


Past Schedules: Spring'13 Fall'12 Spring'12 Fall '11 Spring '11 Fall '10 Spring '10 Fall '09 Spring '09 Fall '08 Spring '08 Fall '07

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Last updated on December 2, 2013 11:03 AM