Condensed and Living Matter Seminars

Upcoming Condensed and Living Matter Seminars



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Neuronal biomechanics measured using combined atomic force – traction force microscopy"

Christian Staii (Tufts University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

During brain development neurons grow axons and dendrites that extend from the cell body and connect with other neurons to form neuronal circuits. Axons navigate over long distances (10-100 times…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "TBA"

Francesco Zamponi (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "TBA"

Tian Ming Fu (Princeton University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "TBA"

Howard Stone (Princeton University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "TBA"

Patrick Vora ( George Mason University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory A8

Past Condensed and Living Matter Seminars



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Semiconductor moiré materials: a new platform for strong correlation and topology"

Jie Shan (Cornell University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

When two van der Waals materials of slightly different orientations or lattice constants are overlaid, a long-wavelength moiré pattern emerges. In semiconductors or semimetals, the low-energy physics can…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Magnetooptical properties of superconducting Nb thin films in the terahertz region"

Jae Hoon Kim (Yonsei University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

We studied the pair breaking effect of an external magnetic field up to 7 T on the type-II superconductor niobium (Nb) using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy at 1.5 K. Our measurement technique can…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Exotic magnons and excitons in two-dimensional quantum magnets probed by terahertz and optical spectroscopies"

Jae Hoon Kim (Yonsei University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

Highly unusual magnon and exciton dynamics in two-dimensional quantum magnets is reported based on terahertz and optical spectroscopies performed on representative…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Low energy structure of spiral spin liquid -- momentum vortices and connection to smectic & rank-2 U(1) gauge theory"

Han Yan (Rice University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

Spiral spin liquids are a class of spin liquids that feature a ring degeneracy of its ground states. Over the years, a concrete physical picture of its spin liquid nature has not been established,…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Investigating order parameter dynamics and control in quantum materials using terahertz spectroscopy"

Richard Averitt (UC San Diego)
- See Zoom link below

Dynamics and control of quantum materials using light has emerged as a frontier research area.  There are numerous possibilities to investigate including photoinduced metastability, creating…