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


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  • September 9, 2019
    Jun Zhu - Pennsylvania State University
    "Topological valleytronics in bilayer graphene
    " [Abstract]
    Host: Joe Checkelsky

  • September 16, 2019
    Boris Spivak - University of Washington
    "Giant microwave absorption in superconductors: a Debye mechanism"
    Host: Leonid Levitov

  • September 23, 2019
    Joseph Indekeu - KU Leuven, Belgium
    "Iteratively solving nonlinear growth, diffusion and convection
    " [Abstract]
    Host: Mehran Kardar

  • September 24, 2019 Tuesday Special Chez Pierre Seminar
    Haim Beidenkopf - Weizmann Institute of Science
    "Topological protection of Weyl fermions tested on the atomic scale" [Abstract]
    Host: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

  • September 30, 2019
    Dale J. Van Harlingen - University of Illinois
    “S-TI-S (Superconductor-Topological Insulator-Superconductor) Josephson junction networks:a platform for exploring and exploiting Majorana fermions for quantum information processing” [Abstract]
    Host: Ray Ashoori

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  • October 7, 2019
    Aharon Kapitulnik - Stanford University
    "Thermal Transport in Complex Materials" [Abstract]
    Host: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

  • October 14, 2019
    There will not be a Chez Pierre Seminar due to the Columbus Day Holiday

  • October 21, 2019
    Zhi-Xun Shen, Stanford University
    "Electronic Phase Diagram of Cuprate Superconductors – a Balancing Act"
    Host: Patrick A. Lee

  • October 28, 2019
    Israel Klich -
    University of Virginia
    "Highly entangled spin chains and exact holographic tensor networks." [Abstract]
    Host: Mehran Kardar

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  • November 4, 2019
    Bohm-Jung Yang, Seoul National University and Institute for Basic Science, Seoul, Korea
    "Stiefel-Whitney classes and topological phases in band theory
    " [Abstract]
    Host: Joe Checkelsky

  • November 11, 2019
    There will not be a Chez Pierre Seminar due to the Veterans Day Holiday

  • November 18, 2019
    Philip W. Phillips - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    "Strange Metals and Anomalous Dimensions for Conserved Currents from Noether's Second Theorem" [Abstract]
    Host: Leonid Levitov

  • November 25, 2019
    Cory Dean - Columbia University
    "Correlated states in transition metal dichalcogenides" [Abstract]
    Host: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

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  • December 2, 2019
    Alessandra Lanzara, University of California, Berkeley
    "The many faces of spin – orbit coupling and its with superconductivity" [Abstract]
    Riccardo Comin

  • December 4, 2019 Wednesday Special Chez Pierre Seminar at 11:00AM
    Laurens W. Molenkamp - University of Würzburg
    "Topological Physics in HgTe based Quantum Devices" [Abstract]
    Host: Mingda Li and Riccardo Comin

  • December 9, 2019
    Robert Willett
    - Nokia Bell Labs
    Interference measurements of non-Abelian e/4 & Abelian e/2 quasiparticle braiding and a path to a topological qubit" [Abstract]
    Host: Ray Ashoori

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Last updated on December 2, 2019 8:11 AM