Physics and Astronomy

Condensed Matter Seminar Schedule

Spring 2017

The seminar is held in Serin, rm. 385E

(the main Physics building (East wing), 3rd floor) 

at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday

(we might also occasionally have an additional seminar on Thursdays, 1:30 pm, at the same location)

All welcome!  

Please contact our administrative assistant Stefanie Miller ( with questions regarding travel arrangements and reimbursements. Questions about the seminar schedule should be addressed to Prof. Vitaly Podzorov (

Day  Title Speaker Host
Jan. 17 Nanostructured Materials for Energy Applications: Predictions and Design from First Principles. Marton Voeroes,
Argonne National Laboratory
Piers Coleman
Jan. 24 Avoided Quantum Criticality in Disordered Dirac and Weyl Semimetals. Jed Pixley,
University of Maryland
Piers Coleman
Jan. 31 Bending rules in graphene kirigami.
Eugene Mele,
University of Pennsylvania
Eva Andrei
Feb. 7 CANCELLED V. A. Rolando Sang Cheong
Feb. 14 Toward a parameter free theory of electrochemical phenomena at the nanoscale. Clotilde S. Cucinotta,
Trinity College Dublin
David Vanderbilt
Feb. 21 What can machine learning teach us about many-body physics? Pankaj Mehta Natan Andrei

March 7

31st LSM/IAMDN Symposium

Busch campus, Life Sciences Center (8:30 am - 5 pm)

March 14 No Seminar:    A P S    M A R C H    M E E T I N G

March 21 Can you build superconductors with molecular bricks?
Stephen Blundell,
University of Oxford
Piers Coleman

April 4 Ultrasound attenuation and dislocation vibrations.
Izumi Iwasa,
Kanagawa University
Haruo Kojima
April 10, Monday,
1:30 pm
Bose condensation of excitons in transition metal dichalcogenides.
Peter Abbamonte,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Girsh Blumberg
April 11 Topological phase transitions from first principles.
Bartomeu Monserrat,
Rutgers University
April 18 Building quantum materials with superconducting circuits.
Angela Kou,
Yale University
Michael Gershenson
April 25 Sliced basis density matrix renormalization group for quantum chemistry.
E. Miles Stoudenmire,
UC Irvine
Chuck Yee

May 9
Slow dynamics and many-body localization in isolated quantum systems.
Sarang Gopalakrishnan, CUNY Emil Yuzbashyan
May 16 Visualization of polarization and screening charges using atomic force microscopy. Seungbum Hong,
Argonne Nat. Laboratory
Sang Cheong