Seminars

Upcoming Seminars



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Quantum optics meets correlated electrons"

Mohammad Hafezi, University of Maryland
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

One of the key challenges in the development of quantum technologies is the control of light-matter interaction at the quantum level where individual excitations matter. During the past couple of decades…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Twisting nodal superconductors"

Jed Pixley, Rutgers
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

The realization of correlated insulators and superconductivity in twisted van der Waals heterostructures has brought forth twisting as a new control knob in condensed matter laboratories. In this talk we…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "TBA"

Nikta Fakhri, MIT
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8



Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "Solar Geoengineering"

David Keith (Harvard University)
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Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "A Post-pandemic Tool for Quantum Material"

Ken Burch, Boston College

Nov 17, 2021 - Nov 21, 2021 at - David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

Raman scattering, invented at the end of the last pandemic, can provide a wealth of information on the fractional, magnetic, lattice and charge excitations at the heart of quantum materials and devices.…

Past Seminars



Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "Biological tissues as mechanical metamaterials"

M. Lisa Manning (Syracuse University)
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Abstract: In multicellular organisms, properly programmed collective motion is required to form tissues and organs, and this programming breaks down in diseases like cancer. Recent experimental work…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Interlayer Excitons and Magneto-Exciton Condensation in van der Waals Heterostructures"

Philip Kim, Harvard
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A pair of electrons and holes across the interface of semiconductor heterostructure can form a bound quantum state of the interlayer exciton. In a coupled interface between atomically thin van der Waals…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Strongly Driven Quantum Materials "

David Hsieh, Caltech
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Driving strongly correlated electron systems far from equilibrium can lead to fundamentally new many-body phenomena that are thermally inaccessible. In this talk, I will describe a series of recent…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Non reciprocal phase transitions"

Vincenzo Vitelli, University of Chicago
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The interaction between a peregrine falcon and a dove is visibly non-reciprocal. What happens to the well established framework of phase transitions in non-reciprocal systems far from equilibrium?…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Life in a Tight Spot: How Bacteria Swim, Disperse, and Grow in Crowded Spaces"

Sujit Datta, Princeton University
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Bacterial motility and growth play central roles in agriculture, the environment, and medicine. While bacterial behavior is typically studied in bulk liquid or on flat surfaces, many bacterial habitats—e.…