The Tony and Pat Houghton Memorial Lecture Series

The Tony and Pat Houghton Memorial Lecture Series

Monday, October 8, 2012 9:00 a.m. Barus & Holley 190

Introduction     James Valles, Chair Department of Physics and Robert Pelcovits, Department of Physics  

Session I

9:15-10:00     Asle Sudbø, Norwegian University of Science and Technology “Search for Deconfined Quantum Criticality in Models of  Low-dimensional  Quantum Antiferromagnets”     

10:00             Coffee Break     

10:30-11:15     Franz Wegner, University of Heidelberg
Grassmann Variables and Supersymmetry in Theoretical Solid State Physics

11:15-12:00    Peter Young, University of California, Santa Cruz
Mind the Gap: Solving Optimization Problems on a Quantum Computer

12:00-2:00     Lunch 

Session II

2:00-2:45     Nicholas Read, Yale University
“Hall Viscosity of Quantum Fluids” 

2:45-3:30    Oriol Valls, University of Minnesota
Spin vs. Spin: the Uneasy Coexistence of Superconductivity and Ferromagnetism in Layered Structures

3:30-4:00     Coffee Break

Session III

4:00-4:45     Ilya Vekhter, Louisiana State University
“Probing Unconventional Superconductivity with Magnetic Fields” 

Abstracts

Memorial Lecture Series Schedule