Spring 2019:

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Title

January 24

Leo Li

Brown University

Providence, RI

"Two-component composite fermions and their pairing states in double-layer graphene"

January 31

Fazel Tafti​

Boston College

Boston, MA

"Tuning magnetic anisotropy in chromium mixed halides"

February 7

Andrey Gromov

Brown University

Providence, RI

"Bimetric theory of fractional quantum Hall states"

February 14

Chris Moore

Brown University

Providence, RI

"The Carney Institute and Mo(o)re: Oscillations, Vascular Dynamics and Novel Bioluminescent Tools for Brain Imaging and Control"

February 21

Andrew Wray

NYU

New York, New York

"Interpreting Hundness with X-ray spectroscopy: a missing piece of the many-body picture"

February 28: No Seminar

March 7: No Seminar

March 13:
Special Seminar

Piotr Surowka

Max Planck Institute for the

Physics of Complex Systems

Dresden, Germany

"Hydrodynamics of metals and semi-metals"

March 14

Brian Skinner

MIT

Cambridge, MA

"Semimetals Unlimited: Unbounded electrical and thermal transport properties in three-dimensional nodal semimetals"

March 21

Denis Bandurin

MIT

Cambridge, MA

"Electron Hydrodynamics in Graphene: Introduction and Status"

March 28: No Seminar

April 3: 

Special Seminar, 4pm

Kang Wang

Nanjing University

China

"Skyrmions in magnetic films: potential applications in racetrack memory"

April 4

Jie Shan

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

"Controlling the valley degree of freedom in two-dimensional semiconductors"

April 8: 

Special Seminar, 1pm

Jerome Dubail

CNRS

Paris, France

"Generalized Hydrodynamics on an Atom Chip"

April 11

Matthew Yankowitz

Columbia University

New York, NY

"Correlations, superconductivity, and strong electron-phonon scattering in twisted bilayer graphene"

April 18

Joe Checkelsky

MIT

Cambridge, MA

"Dirac Electrons in Kagome Lattice Materials"

April 25

Benjamin Hunt

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

"Novel superconductors in two-dimensional materials and heterostructures"

May 2

Luis Balicas

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Tallahassee, FL

"Probing the topological nature of Weyl and Dirac Type-II systems through quantum oscillations."

May 9

Nicole Yunger Halpern

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

"When quantum-information scrambling met quasiprobabilities"

Fall 2018:

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Title

September 6

Alberto de la Torre Duran

Caltech

Pasadena, CA

"Spectroscopic studies of doped spin-orbit driven Mott insulators"

September 27

Tony Dinsmore

UMASS Amherst

Amherst, MA

“Adhering, wrapping, and bursting of fluid membranes: understanding effects of membrane-binding particles and polymers”

October 4

Andrew King

D-Wave Systems, Inc

Burnaby, Canada

"Condensed matter in two and three dimensions: Quantum simulations on a D-Wave processor"

October 11: No Seminar

October 18

Wei Pan

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, New Mexico

"New Results of the Composite Fermions in the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect"

October 25

Katherine Jensen

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

"Soft Interface Mechanics"

November 1

Mitali Banerjee

Columbia University

New York, NY

"Quantization of heat flow in the fractional quantum Hall regime"

November 8

Natalia Perkins

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

"The pursuit of fractionalized excitations in Kitaev Materials"

November 15

Liviu Movileanu

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

"Single-Molecule Biophysics using Engineered Nanopores"

November 22: No Seminar, Thanksgiving Recess

November 29

Chen Sun

Brown University 

Providence, RI

"Unconventional superfluidity in ferromagnetic films"

December 6 Eric Klein

Brown University &

Rhode Island Hospital,

Radiation Oncology

"The World of Medical Physics"

Spring 2018:

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Title

4/5/2018

Sriram Ganeshan

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

"Odd surface waves in two-dimensional incompressible fluids"

4/12/201

Yuan Cao

MIT

Cambridge, MA

"Magic Angle Graphene: a New Platform for Strongly Correlated Physics"

4/19/2018

 

Hong Ding

IOP, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Beijing, China

Eureka: novel fermions in solid universe

4/26/2018 Ken Elder

Oakland University

Rochester, MI

"Modeling Pattern Formation in Materials Physics"

Fall 2017:

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Title

9/14/2017

Nayana Shah

Washington University in Saint Louis

St Louis, MO

"Consistent bosonization-debosonization: A resolution of the non-equilibrium transport puzzle blazes a new path forward"

9/28/2017

Cenke Chu

University of California at Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

"Duality between 2+1d Quantum Critical points"

10/5/2017

Chenjie Wang

MIT

Cambridge, MA

"Quantum anomalies of time-reversal and mirror-reflection symmetries in topological orders"

10/12/2017

Sam Scarpino

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

"On the predictability of infectious disease outbreaks"
10/19/2017: No Seminar

10/26/2017

Ian Wong

Brown University

Providence, RI

"Beyond 2D: Self-Organizing Patterns in Nanomaterials and Cancer"

11/2/2017

Fazel Tafti

Boston College

Boston, MA

*Canceled*

11/9/2017

Sima Setayeshgar

Indiana University at Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

"Optimal strategies in single cell sensing and response"

11/16/2017 Binquan Luan

IBM, Thomas J Watson Research Center

Yorktown Heights, NY

"Modeling Biophysical Processes at the Bio-nano Interface"

11/17/2017
 

Ping Ao

Shanghai University

Shanghai, China

"Endogenous Network Theory for Cancer and Other Complex Biological Phenomena: beyond cancer as disease of DNA/Genome mutations"

11/23/2017: No Seminar, Thanksgiving Recess

11/30/2017

Mark Dean

Brookhaven National Lab

Upton, NY

"X-ray vision of spins, charges, and orbitals for understanding complex oxides"

12/7/2017

Marc Gershow

NYU

New York, NY

"Decoding navigational circuits in a tiny brain"

 

2015 - 2016:

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Title

Faculty Host

9/29/2015

Jianlin Luo

Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China 

Superconductivity in the vicinity of magnetic order in CrAs and MnP under high pressure

Jay Tang

10/15/2015

Jay Wang

UMASS Dartmouth
Dartmouth, MA 

Gaining Insight With Computational Physics

Brad Marston

11/5/2015

Wei Pan

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, New Mexico 

New results in the 5/2 fractional quantum Hall effect

Dima Feldman

11/12/2015

Maria Kilfoil

UMASS Amherst
Amherst, MA 

Collective behavior of motors acting incoherently, coherently, and minimally

Jay Tang

11/19/2015

Sebastien Michelin

École Polytechnique
Palaiseau, France

Self-propulsion of autophoretic particles

Tom Powers

12/10/2015

Petr Dennisenko

University of Warwick
Coventry, England

Wall-bound motility and collective phenomena in suspensions of sperm cells

Jay Tang

1/7/2016

Vincent Tabard-Cossa

University of Ottawa
Ontario, Canada

Democratizing Nanopoer-Based Single-Molecule Research

Derek Stein

2/25/2016

Enkeledia Lushi

Brown University
Providence, RI 

Micro-algae hit an obstacle: The role of hydrodynamic and contact forces

Jay Tang

3/3/2016

Michael Elbaum

Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel

Seeing cells in new light with soft X-rays and scattered electrons

Jim Valles

4/7/2016

Kristie Koski

Brown University
Providence, RI  

2D Materials: From Innovative Chemistry & Physics to Novel Applications

Sean Ling

4/14/2016

Karine Guevorkian

IGBMC
Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France 

Mechanics of in-vivo and in-vitro embryonic tissues

Jim Valles

4/21/2016

Dapeng Bi

Rockefeller University
New York, NY

Jamming and glassy behavior in dense biological tissues

Sean Ling

4/28/2016

Justin Block Kinney

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Dissecting the quantitative biophysical mechanisms of transcriptional regulation using DNA sequencing

Sean Ling

5/12/2016

Clemens Heitzinger

Technical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Stochastic Simulation of Nanowire and Nanopore Sensors

Sean Ling

5/19/2016

Tieyan Si

Harbin Institute of Technology
Heilongjiang, China

Active Fluid Behavior of Bacterial Swarms

Jay Tang