Condensed Matter Theory Seminars@MIT

Tuesday 12:00 PM, 4-331 MIT.

The condensed matter theory seminar series gives speakers the chance to present topics in condensed matter physics to the MIT community. Speakers are welcome to talk about their own research, completed or in progress. Speakers are encouraged to present topics of current interest in a pedagogical manner. If you would like to give a talk or have any other questions please email Tim Hsieh (thsieh[at]mit[dot]edu) or Chong Wang (phchong[at]mit[dot]edu).

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Schedule

Fall 2014

September 16, 12:00 PM. Rahul Nandkishore, Princeton University
(Informal Seminar) Many body localization: a new frontier for quantum statistical physics [abstract]

September 17, 12:00 PM. Donna Sheng, California State University, Northridge (Please note special day and room 6C-333)
(Informal Seminar) Chiral spin liquid and the gapless liquid state in kagome spin 1/2 system [abstract]

September 23, 12:00 PM. Lucile Savary, MIT
(Informal Seminar) A new type of quantum criticality in the pyrochlore iridates[abstract]

September 30, 12:00 PM. Michael Hermele, University of Colorado, Boulder
(Informal Seminar) Fractionalization of crystal momentum and other quantum numbers[abstract]

October 7, 12:00 PM. Inti Sodemann, MIT (Please note special room 6C-333)
(Informal Seminar) Broken SU(4) Symmetry and The Fractional Quantum Hall Effect in Graphene [abstract]

October 14, 12:00 PM. Cenke Xu, University of California, Santa Barbara
(Informal Seminar)Quantum phase transitions around interacting topological insulators and topological superconductors[abstract]

October 21, 12:00 PM. Soonwon Choi, Harvard University (Please note special room 6C-333)
(Informal Seminar) Quantum computation using many-body localization[abstract]

October 22, 12:00 PM. Zheng-Cheng Gu, Perimeter Institute (Please note special day)
(Informal Seminar) Vortex-line condensation in three dimensions: A physical mechanism of bosonic topological insulators[abstract]

October 28, 12:00 PM. Barry Bradlyn, Yale University
(Informal Seminar)Viscous and thermal transport in topological phases[abstract]

October 31, 12:00 PM. Itamar Kimchi, University of California, Berkeley (Please note special day and room 6C-333)
(Informal Seminar) Quantum spin liquids and magnetic models for the new three-dimensional honeycomb-like iridates[abstract]

November 4, 12:00 PM. Zheng-Yu Weng, Tsinghua University (Please note special room 6C-333)
(Informal Seminar) Quasiparticle collapsing and charge modulation as manifestations of Mott physics [abstract]

November 5, 12:00 PM. Samuel Lederer, Stanford University (Please note special day)
(Informal Seminar) Enhancement of superconductivity near a nematic quantum critical point [abstract]

November 6, 12:00 PM. Scott Geraedts, California Institute of Technology (Please note special day)
(Informal Seminar) Numerical Study of a Bosonic Topological Insulator in Three Dimensions[abstract]

November 17, 3:00 PM. Falko Pientka, University of Berlin (Please note special day and time)
(Informal Seminar) Majorana bound states in magnetic impurity chains and shortcuts to braiding Majoranas [abstract]

November 18, 12:00 PM. Debanjan Chowdhury, Harvard University (Please note special room 6C-333)
(Informal Seminar) Resolving a conundrum in P-doped Ba-122 : a quantum-critical superconductor?[abstract]

November 18, 3:00 PM. Haruki Watanabe,University of California, Berkeley (Please note special time)
(Informal Seminar) When do interactions with Goldstone bosons lead to non-Fermi liquids?[abstract]

November 19, 12:00 PM. Congjun Wu, University of California, San Diego (Please note special day and room 6C-333)
(Informal Seminar) Topological and strong correlation physics in the px/py-orbital bands of the honeycomb lattice – from solid states to optical lattices[abstract]

November 21, 12:00 PM. Maresa Rieder, Freie Universität, Berlin (Please note special day and room 6C-333)
(Informal Seminar) Disorder-induced phase transitions in multichannel Majorana wires[abstract]

November 25, 12:00 PM. Adolfo Grushin, Max Planck Institute (Please note special room 6C-333)
(Informal Seminar) Three remarkable aspects of Weyl semi-metals[abstract]

December 9, 12:00 PM. Gabor Halasz , Oxford University
(Informal Seminar) Doping a topological quantum spin liquid: slow holes in the Kitaev honeycomb model [abstract]

December 10, 12:00 PM. Layla Hormonzi, MIT (Please note special day and room 6C-333)
(Informal Seminar) Condensation and multi-layer fractional quantum Hall states[abstract]

December 15, 12:00 PM. Jonathan Ruhman, Weizmann Institute of Science (Please note special day and room 6C-333)
(Informal Seminar) Interacting Rashba Fermi gases, from Majorana zero-modes to non-Fermi liquids[abstract]

December 16, 12:00 PM. Tom Iadecola, Boston University
(Informal Seminar)Accessing topological order in fractionalized liquids with gapped edges[abstract]

Spring 2014

June 10, 12:00 PM. Eun-Gook Moon, UCSB
(Informal Seminar) Exotic phases in spin-orbit coupled correlated electron systems [abstract]

May 20, 12:00 PM. Claudio Chamon, Boston University
(Informal Seminar) Emergent irreversibility and entanglement spectrum statistics[abstract]

April 29, 12:00 PM. Lukasz Cincio, Perimeter Institute
(Informal Seminar) Chiral Spin Liquid and Emergent Anyons in a Kagome Lattice Mott Insulator [abstract]

April 25, 12:00 PM. Yang-Le Wu, Princeton (Please note special day)
(Informal Seminar) Study of Non-Abelian Quasiholes Using Matrix Product States [abstract]

April 24, 1:00 PM. Michael Levin, University of Chicago (Please note special day and time)
(Informal Seminar) Braiding statistics and symmetry-protected topological phases [abstract]

April 16, 12:00 PM. Evelyn Tang, MIT (Please note special day)
(Informal Seminar) Strain-induced Helical Flat Band and Interface Superconductivity in Topological Crystalline Insulators [abstract]

April 7, 12:00 PM. Boris Spivak, Universtiy of Washington
(Special Seminar) Theory of Unconventional Disordered Superconductors [abstract]

February 25, 12:00 PM. Jung Hoon Han, Sungkyunkwan Universtiy
(Special Seminar) Emergence of Orbital Chirality in Multi-orbital Bands [abstract]

February 6, 2:00 PM. Jinfeng Jia, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
(Special Seminar) Majorana mode in the vortex core and single-layer FeSe on SrTiO3 with a superconducting Tc above 100 [abstract]

January 28, 12:00 PM. Evert van Nieuwenburg, ETH Zurich
(InformalSeminar) Mixed State Topology in a non-Integrable Spin-chain [abstract]

 

Fall 2013

December 3, 12:00 PM. Jens Bardarson, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Quantum Matter
(Special Seminar) Topological Insulator Nanowires — from Kramers, via Berry, to Majorana [abstract]

November 25, 2:30 PM. Xi Dai, Institute of Physics, Beijing (Please note special day/time)
(Special Seminar) Topological Phases in Mix Valence Compounds [abstract]

November 20, 2:00 PM. Jeffrey Teo, UIUC (Please note special day/time)
(Special Seminar) Classifying Topological Crystalline Superconductors and Majorana Bound States at Lattice Defects [abstract]

November 19, 12:00 PM. Sung-Sik Lee, McMaster (This seminar will be held in Room 6C-442)
(Special Seminar) Low Energy Effective Theories for non-Fermi Liquids [abstract]

November 15, 12:00 PM. Sho Yaida, MIT
(Informal Seminar) Emergent Length Scales in Supercooled Liquids[abstract]

November 8, 12:00 PM. Hiroki Isobe, University of Tokyo and MIT
(Informal Seminar) Renormalization Group Analysis of Dirac Electrons in Solids[abstract]

November 5, 12:00 PM. Sri Raghu, Stanford (Please note special day)
(Special Seminar) Non-Fermi Liquids at Quantum Critical Points [abstract]

October 25, 12:00 PM. Anton Akhmerov, Delft
(Informal Seminar) Kwant: A Software Package for Quantum Transport [abstract]

October 22, 12:00 PM. Silviu Pufu, MIT
(Informal Seminar) Monopoles and Confinement in 3d Gauge Theories [abstract]

October 18, 2:00 PM. Curt von Keyserlingk, Oxford (Please note special time)
(Informal Seminar) Exactly Solvlable Models of Topological Matter in 3D [abstract]

October 11, 12:00 PM. Pavel Ioselevich , Landau Institute
(Informal Seminar) Tunneling into a Majorana Fermion [abstract]

October 8, 12:00 PM. Shunji Matsuura, McGill University 
(Informal Seminar) Grand-canonical Renyi Entropy[abstract]

October 4, 12:00 PM. Cenke Xu, UC Santa Barbara 
(Informal Seminar) Field theory and various properties of symmetry protected topological phases[abstract]

October 1, 12:00 PM. Jeongwan Haah, MIT (This seminar will be held in Room 6C-442) 
(Informal Seminar) An exotic spin model from quantum codes [abstract]

September 24, 4:00 PM. Ashvin Vishwanath, UC Berkeley (Please note special day/time) 
(Special Seminar) Non Fermi Liquid in Metallic Skyrmion Crystals

September 13, 4:00 PM. Juven Wang, MIT and Perimeter Institute (Please note special day/time) 
(Informal Seminar) From Topological Order to a Lattice non-Perturbative Definition of Chiral Fermion/Gauge Theory [abstract]

Spring 2013

April 3, 3:30 PM. Xiong-Jun Liu, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and MIT  
(Informal Seminar) Realization of Spin Orbit Coupling and Majorana Fermions in a 2D Optical Lattice [abstract]

April 10, 3:30 PM. Junwei Liu, Tsinghua University and MIT  
(Informal Seminar) 2D and 3D Topological Crystalline Insulators in IV-VI Semiconductors [abstract]

April 12, 12:00 noon. Jorn Verderbos, Leibniz Institute for Solid-State and Materials Research, Dresden 
(Special Seminar) Fractional Quantum Hall States in Strongly Correlated Multi-orbital Systems [abstract]

April 17, 4:00 PM. Drew Potter, MIT  
(Informal Seminar) Edge Ferromagnetism from Majorana Flatbands–Application to High-Tc Cuprates [abstract]

April 23, 2:00 PM Dmitry Pikulin, Leiden University  (Please note special day/time)
(Informal Seminar) Superconducting Junctions on the Edgeof the Quantum Spin Hall Insulator [abstract]

May 1, 3:30 PM. Takashi Oka, University of Tokyo
(Special Seminar) Floquet Theory of Photo-induced Topological Phase Transitions [abstract]

May 3, 3:30 PM. Erez Berg, Weizmann Institute (This seminar will be held in Room 6C-442)
(Special Seminar) Don't Go with the Flow: The Sign of the Response in Superconductors [abstract]

May 8, 2:00 PM. Chen Fang, Purdue (Please note special time)
(Special Seminar) Point Group Symmetries in Topological Insulators and Superconductors [abstract]

May 15, 3:30 PM. Jay Sau, Harvard
(Special Seminar) The Search for Topologically Degenerate Majorana Modes in Semiconductor/Superconductor Interfaces [abstract]

May 16, 1:30 PM. Ziyang Meng, Louisiana State University
(Special Seminar) Dynamical Cluster Quantum Monte Carlo Studies on Strongly Correlate Electron Systems [abstract]

May 22, 3:30 PM. Hermann Freire, Federal University of Goiás (Brazil) and MIT
(Special Seminar) Breakdown of Fermi liquid behavior near the hot spots in a two-dimensional model: A two-loop renormalization group analysis [abstract]

May 23, Hong-Chen Jiang, UC Santa Barbara
(Special Seminar) Topological Order and Entanglement Entropy [abstract]

May 29, 3:30 PM. Tim Hsieh, MIT
(Special Seminar) Bulk Entanglement Spectrum Reveals Quantum Criticality within a Topological State [abstract]

June 5, 3:30 PM. Rebecca Flint, MIT
(Special Seminar) Metal-Insulator Transitions: Cd2Os2O7 and the iridates [abstract]


 

Fall 2010

Coming soon!

Spring 2010

March 3, 4:00 PM. Dmitri Abanin, Princeton.  
(Seminar) Adatom Ordering and Tunable Band Gap in Graphene [abstract]

March 30. Rahul Nandkishore, MIT.  
(Seminar) Non-Fermi Liquid behaviour in bilayer graphene [abstract]

April 13. Tarun Grover, MIT.  
(Seminar) κ-ET insulators and a nematic spin-liquid [abstract]

May 11. Beni Yoshida, MIT.  
(Seminar) Studying topological order through quantum coding theory [abstract]

May 18. Kuang-Ting Chen, MIT.  
(Seminar) Effective action of topological insulators [abstract]


Fall 2009

Regular meetings: Wednesday 4:30 PM, 4-331 MIT.

October 21. Chung-Hou Chung, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan.  
(Seminar) Electronic transport through quantum dots in the Kondo regime [abstract]

October 28. Moshe Goldstein, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.  
(Seminar) Population switching and charge sensing in quantum dots: A case for a quantum phase transition [abstract]

November 11. Rahul Nandkishore, MIT.  
(Seminar) Competing orders in bilayer graphene at charge neutrality [abstract]

November 18. Abolhassan Vaezi, MIT.  
(Seminar) Studying Mott transition in the Hubbard model within slave boson method [abstract]

November 25. Maissam Barkeshli, MIT. 
(Seminar) Continuous Topological Phase Transitions in Non-Abelian Quantum Hall States [abstract]

December 2, 12:00 noon. Zohar Nussinov, Washington University in St. Louis.  
(Seminar) Topological orders and duality mappings via symmetry and algebraic considerations [abstract]

December 17, 4:00 PM (Note the change). Meagan Thompson, MIT.  
(Seminar) Towards Topological Quantum Computation? — Knotting and Fusing Flux Tubes [abstract]

December 18, 3:30 PM (Note the change). Wing-Ho Ko, MIT.  
(Seminar) Perturbing the kagome lattice spin-liquid state: Raman scattering, magnetic field, and doping. [abstract]


Summer 2009

August 4, 12:15 PM. Lih King Lim, University Utrecht, Netherlands.  
(Seminar) Cold Atoms in 2D Optical Lattices under Staggered Rotation [abstract]


Spring 2009

Regular meetings: Tuesday 12:15 PM, 4-331 MIT.

February 12, 1:30 PM. Ying Ran, U C Berkeley. 
(Seminar) Helical Metal Inside a Topological Band Insulator [abstract]

March 3, 11:15 PM. Anton Akhmerov, Leiden University. 
(Seminar) How to send current through a neutral mode [abstract]

March 3, 12:30 PM. Yusuke Nishida, MIT. 
(Seminar) Unitary Fermi gas in the epsilon expansion [abstract]

March 10. Samuel Bieri, ETH Lausanne, Switzerland.  
(Seminar) Spectral asymmetries in resonating-valence-bond states for cuprate superconductors [abstract]

March 17. Abolhassan Vaezi, MIT. 
(Seminar) Slave boson approach to the Hubbard Model [abstract]

April 7. Maissam Barkeshli, MIT. 
(Seminar) Towards a theory of topological phases in quantum Hall systems: the pattern of zeros approach [abstract]

April 21. Brian Swingle, MIT. 
(Seminar) Picturing Entanglement [abstract]

May 5. Zheng-Yu Weng, Tsinghua University. 
(Seminar) Spin-roton excitations in the cuprate superconductors [abstract]


Fall 2008

Regular meetings: Wednesday noon, 4-331 MIT.

October 15 Florian Kämpfer, MIT. 
(Seminar) Low-energy effective field theory investigation of lightly doped antiferromagnets [abstract]

October 22 Wing-Ho Ko, MIT. 
(Journal Club) Functional Renormalization Group Study on Iron Pnictides [reference]

October 29 ZhengCheng Gu, MIT. 
(Seminar) Matrix Product States and Tensor Product States: A quantum information perspective [abstract]

November 5 Adilet Imambekov, Yale. 
(Seminar) Universal theory of nonlinear Luttinger liquids [abstract]

November 12 Brian Swingle, MIT. 
(Journal Club) Stability of the U(1) spin liquid with spinon Fermi surface in 2+1 dimensions [reference]

November 19 Hong Yao, Stanford. 
(Seminar) Spin liquids from exactly solvable 2D quantum spin models [abstract]

December 3 Saeed Saremi, MIT. 
(Seminar) Competition between the Kondo screening and magnetic ordering in the honeycomb lattice [abstract]


Fall 2007

September 11 Tarun Grover, MIT. 
Spin-nematics and Dimerization in 2D spin systems [abstract]

September 18 David Eichenberger, University of Fribourg . 
Superconductivity and antiferromagnetism in the two-dimensional Hubbard model: a variational study [abstract]

September 25 Dmitry Abanin, MIT . 
Quantum Hall Effect in Graphene p-n Junctions [abstract]

October 02 David Pekker, Harvard University . 
Phase slip avalanches in the superflow of $^4$He through an array of nanosize apertures [abstract]

October 09 Kittiwit Matan, MIT . 
Neutron scattering studies of the spin correlations in the frustrated kagome lattice antiferromagnet [abstract]


 

Spring 2007

January 24 Ying Ran, MIT. 
Spin liquid on Kagome lattice [abstract]

February 7 Zheng-Cheng Gu, Center for Advanced Study, Tsinghua University. 
Charge dynamics in a doped Mott insulator [abstract]

April 11 Adrian Del Maestro, Harvard. 
Thermoelectric transport in the vicinity of a superconductor-metal quantum phase transition in nanowires

April 18 Michael Hermele, MIT. 
TBA

April 25 Mark Rudner, MIT. 
Current-Induced Cooling of Nuclear Spins in Quantum Dots [abstract]

May 1 Dmitri Abanin, MIT. 
Quantum Hall Ferromagnetism in Graphene [abstract]

May 8 Christian Schunck, CUA/MIT. 
Pairing and Superfluidity in a Strongly-Interacting Imbalanced Fermi Gas [abstract]

May 15 Shinsei Ryu, KITP. 
Quantum transport of non-interacting 2D Dirac fermions [abstract]

May 29 Markus Mueller, Harvard University. 
Quantum electron glasses and electron assisted hopping [abstract]

June 5 Predrag Nikolic, Harvard University. 
Universal phase diagram of interacting quantum liquids near the unitarity limit [abstract]

June 12 Mohammad Hafezi, Harvard University. 
Fractional Quantum Hall Effect in Optical Lattices [abstract]

June 19 [time changed: 12 noon] Arindam Ghosh, Indian Institute of Science. 
Magnetism in a tunable Kondo-lattice in semiconductor-based two-dimensional electron systems [abstract]

DATE CHANGE: July 2 (Monday) [time changed: 1:30 pm] Babak H. Seradjeh, UBC. 
Electron fractionalization in condensed matter systems with weak interactions and time-reversal symmetry [abstract]


 

Fall 2006

September 20 Jinwu Ye, The Pennsylvania State University. 
Ginsburg-Landau theory of supersolid [abstract]

September 27 no seminar.

October 4 no seminar.

October 11 Jacob Taylor, MIT. 
Quantum control of coupled spins in a mesoscopic environment [abstract]

October 18 no seminar.

October 25 Ying Ran, MIT. 
Spectral weight dichotomy as an intrinsic property of t-t'-t''-J model [abstract]

November 8 Chang-Yu Hou, Boston University. 
Electron fractionalization in two-dimensional graphene-like structures [abstract]

November 29 Adilet Imambekov, Harvard. 
Interference of fluctuating condensates [abstract]

December 6 George Chapline, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 
Gossamer condensates and spin orbit localization in f-electron materials [abstract]
NOTE SPECIAL TIME: 12pm Room 12-132


 

Spring 2006

February 1 Sung-Sik Lee, MIT. 
Fractionalization in a strongly correlated many-body system; Emergent gauge theory in exciton bose condensate [abstract]

February 22 Pavel Kraikivski, Max-Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces 
Polymer manipulation and motility on substrates [abstract]

March 1 Prof. Zheng-Yu Weng,Center for Advanced Study, Tsinghua University  
Nature of upper and lower pseudogap phases [abstract]

March 8 Predrag Nikolic, Harvard 
Effective Action for Vortex Dynamics in Clean d-wave Superconductors [abstract]

March 22 Anton Burkov, Harvard 
Superfluids, supersolids and Mott insulators on the triangular lattice [abstract]

April 12 Olivia White, MIT 
Growing Length Scale(s) and Spin Glass Ground State(s) [abstract]

April 19 Elena Gubankova, MIT 
Stability conditions and Fermi surface topologies in a superconductor [abstract]

April 26 Anders Sandvik, Boston University 
Valence-bond-solid phases and quantum phase transitions in two-dimensional antiferromagnets [abstract]

May 3 Peter Richard Crompton, Hamburg University  
The Mermin-Wagner theorem and quantum criticality in physical quasi-1d systems [abstract]

May 17 Amihay Hanany, MIT  
Tilings, Dimers and Quiver Gauge Theories [abstract]


 

Fall 2005

September 14 Shan-Wen Tsai, Boston University. 
Renormalization-group approach to interacting fermions coupled to phonons [abstract]

September 21 Marin Soljacic, MIT. 
Novel devices based on photonic band gap microcavities [abstract]

September 28 Ryan Lee Barnett, Harvard University. 
Coexistence of gapless excitations and commensurate charge-density wave in the 2H-transition metal dichalcogenides. [abstract]

October 5 Kevin Beach, Boston University. 
Simulating quantum systems in the valence bond basis [abstract]

October 12 Su-Peng Kou, MIT. 
Mutual Chern-Simons theory for Z2 topological order and doped Mott insulator [abstract]

October 19 Jonathan Keeling, MIT. 
BEC-BCS crossover in a system of microcavity polaritons [abstract]

October 26 Tai-Kai Ng, HKUST. 
The pseudo-gap state as a Fermi liquid superconductor with F_1 -> -1 [abstract]

November 2 Dima Abanin, MIT. 
Fermi-Edge Resonance and Tunneling in Nonequilibrium Electron Gas [abstract]

November 9 Peter Bermel, MIT. 
Properties of radiating pointlike sources in cylindrical omnidirectionally reflecting waveguides [abstract]

November 16 Ludwig Mathey, Harvard. 
Noise Correlations in one-dimensional ultra-cold atom systems [abstract]

Special Date: Tuesday, November 29 Andreas Glatz, Argonne National Lab. 
Non-adiabatic AC-Dynamics of Disorderd Elastic Systems [abstract]

November 30 Arkady Shekhter, The Weizmann Institute of Science. 
Spintronics without magnets: Spin-optics and Diffuse emission [abstract]

December 7 Michael Hermele, MIT. 
Fate of the Josephson effect in thin-film superconductors [abstract]


 

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