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

Spring 2009

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  • February 2, 2009
    Guifre Vidal, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    "Recent Progress in Entanglement Renormalization" [abstract]
    Host: Xiao-Gang Wen
  • Special Condensed Matter/BioPhysics talk
    1:15pm Tuesday, February 3, 2009
    Ido Golding, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
    "Information Processing in Living Cells: Beyond First Approximations" [abstract]
    Host: Mehran Kardar

  • Wednesday, February 4, 2009
    Paul Canfield, Iowa State University
    "Effects of pressure and doping on iron arsenic based superconductors" [abstract]
    Host: Young Lee

    Special Condensed Matter/BioPhysics talk
  • 1:15pm Thursday, February 5, 2009
    Nicolas Buchler, The Rockefeller University
    "From genes to dynamics: Combinatorial logic and thresholds in molecular networks" [abstract]
    Host: Mehran Kardar

  • 10:00am Friday, February 6, 2009
    Ivan Bozovic, Brookhaven National Laboratory
    "Insights in High-Tc Superconductivity From the Study of Cuprate Heterostructures" [abstract]
    Host: Ray Ashoori

    Special Condensed Matter/BioPhysics talk
  • Friday, February 6, 2009
    Julie Biteen, Stanford University
    "Nanophotonics: From in Vivo Single-Molecule Superresolution Imaging to Plasmon-Enhanced Silicon Quantum Dots" [abstract]
    Host: Mehran Kardar

  • February 9, 2009
    Michael Fuhrer, University of Maryland
    "Massless and Massive Electrons in Atomically-thin Carbon" [abstract]
    Host: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

    Special Condensed Matter/BioPhysics talk
  • 1:15pm Tuesday, February 10, 2009
    Pankaj Mehta, Princeton University
    "Information processing and signal integration in bacterial quorum sensing" [abstract]
    Host: Mehran Kardar

    Special Condensed Matter/BioPhysics talk
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2009
    Meera Parish, Princeton University
    "Polarized Fermi superfluidsPolarized Fermi superfluids" [abstract]
    Host: Patrick Lee

    Special Condensed Matter/BioPhysics talk
  • 1:15pm Friday, February 13, 2009
    Jeff Gore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "Games microbes play: The game theory behind cooperative sucrose metabolism in yeast" [abstract]
    Host: Mehran Kardar

  • February 16, 2009
    Presidents Day - Holiday

  • February 23, 2009

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  • March 2, 2009

  • March 9, 2009 CANCELLED
    Peter Johnson, Brookhaven National Laboratory
    "A particle-hole asymmetry and the pseudogap phase of the High-Tc superconductors" [abstract]
    Host: Eric Hudson

  • March 16, 2009
    First day of March Meeting

  • March 23-27, 2009
    Spring Holiday

    Special Chez Pierre Seminar in Celebration of the 2009 Oliver Buckley Prize to
    MIT Physicists Bob Meservey, Paul Tedrow & Jagadeesh Moodera
  • March 30, 2009
    Jagadeesh Moodera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "Spin polarized tunneling and tunnel magnetoresistance" [abstract]
    Host: Patrick Lee

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  • April 6, 2009
    Martin Zwierlein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "Swimming in the Fermi sea: Observation of Fermi Polarons in a tunable Fermi liquid of ultracold atoms" [abstract]
    Host: Nuh Gedik

  • April 13, 2009
    Dr. Frank Koppens, Harvard University
    "Near-field Electrical Detection of Optical Plasmons and Single Plasmon Sources" [abstract]
    Host: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

  • April 20, 2009
    Patriots Day - Holiday

  • April 23, 2009 - Thursday 1:15PM
    Prof. Ali Yazdani, Princeton University
    "Nodal Excitation Spectrum and Underlying Mechanism for Optimal
    Superconductivity in Cuprates"
    Host: Senthil Todadri

  • April 27, 2009
    Peter Johnson, Brookhaven National Laboratory
    "A particle-hole asymmetry and the pseudogap phase of the High-Tc superconductors" [abstract]
    Host: Eric Hudson

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  • May 4, 2009
    Kerson Huang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "CSAW: Simulation of Protein Folding" [abstract]
    Host: Mehran Kardar


  • May 11, 2009
    Michael Crommie, University of California at Berkeley
    "Imaging Dirac Fermions in a Two-dimensional Sheet of Carbon" [abstract]
    Host: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero


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Updated by wingho[at]mit[dot]edu: August 18, 2009 1:54 PM