Condensed Matter Theory

Held in SCI 328.

August 1st, 2017 to July 31st, 2018. Previous/next year.
Aug08
Garry Goldstein
University of Cambridge
Pseudoparticle approach to strongly correlated systems Host: Claudio Rebbi
Aug10
Marcus Muller
Paul Scherer Institute, Villigen Switzerland
The many body localization transition: A dynamical phase transition triggered by a quantum avalanche Host: Claudio Rebbi
Aug11
Riccardo Zecchina
Out-of-equilibrium states and quantum annealing speed up in non-convex optimization and learning problems
Aug16
Sho Sugiura
University of Tokyo
Entanglement entropy of finite-temperature pure quantum states and thermodynamic entropy as a Noether invariant Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Sep13
Michiel Wouters
University of Antwerp
Correlations in driven-dissipative quantum systems Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov, Dries Sels
Sep15
Stefanos Kourtis
Boston University, Physics Department
"Resonant x-ray spectroscopy of topological semimetals"
Sep22
Christopher Baldwin
Boston University, Physics Department
"Interfering directed paths & the sign phase transition"
Sep25
Cenke Xu 
University of California - Santa Barbara
"Lieb-Schultz-Mattis Theorem and its generalizations from the Perspective of the Symmetry Protected Topological Phase" Host: Anders Sandvik
Sep27
Zhicheng Yang
Boston University, Physics Department
"Iterative Compression-Decimation Scheme for Tensor Network Optimization"
Oct04
Walter Hahn
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow
"Stability of quantum statistical ensembles with respect to local measurements" Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Oct06
Kartiek Agrawal
Princeton University
"Diabatic approach to creating ground states of certain critical models" Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Oct13
Roman Mankowsky
Paul Scherrer Institute
"Coherent optical control and nonlinear probing of strongly correlated materials" Host: Wanzheng Hu
Oct18
Louis Pecora
United States Naval Research Laboratory
"Cluster Synchronization of Chaotic Systems in Large Networks" Host: David Campbell
Oct20
Tamiro Villazon
Boston University, Physics Department
"Kibble-Zurek Dynamics of a Driven Dissipative System: Universality Beyond the Markovian Regime"
Oct24
Ivar Mar
Argonne National Lab
"Exciting dynamics in multiple time dimensions"
Oct25
Hui Shao
Beijing Computational Science Research Center
"Nearly deconfined spinon excitations in the square-lattice spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet" Host: Anders Sandvik
Oct27
Kin Chung Fong
Raytheon BBN Technologies and Harvard University
"Putting hydrodynamic into solid state" Host: Scott Bunch
Nov06
Masaki Oshikawa
University of Tokyo
"Polarization, Large Gauge Invariance, and Quantum Hall Effect on Lattice" Host: Anders Sandvik
Nov08
Zhen Bi
Pappalardo Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Instabilities of the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev Model" Host: Zhicheng Yang
Nov17
Carlos Bolech
University of Cincinnati
"A Bosonization Puzzle in Non-linear Transport"
Dec01
Alexandre Day
Boston University, Department of Physics
"Learning and optimizing quantum control landscapes"
Dec04
Ganpathy Murthy
University of Kentucky
"Quantum Hall Ferromagnetism in $\nu=0$ Bilayer Graphene" Host: Anushya Chandran
Dec08
Jonathan Wurtz
Boston University, Department of Physics
"The Cluster Truncated Wigner Approximation in Strongly Interacting Quantum Systems"
Dec15
Xi Dai
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
"Properties of Topological semimetals: Chiral magnetic effect and instability under magnetic field" Host: Wanzheng Hu
Dec20
Mikhail Zvonarev
LPTMS, CNRS, Orsay, France
"Propagation of an impurity through a quantum medium"
Jan29
Danny Podolsky
Technion
"Buckling transition and antiferromagnetic liquids in two dimensions" Host: Anushya Chandran
Feb02
Pranay Patil 
Boston University, Physics Department
"Quantum Annealing to Solve 3-Regular 3-XORSAT on a Lattice"
Feb12
Sagar Vijay
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Operator Spreading and the Quantum Butterfly Effect in Random Unitary Circuits" Host: Philip Crowley
Feb16
Zhicheng Yang 
Boston University, Physics Department
Entanglement Spectrum in Quantum Many-Body Dynamics and Braiding of Non-Abelian Anyons
Feb23
Dries Sels
Boston University, Physics Department
"Draining a superfluid hose"
Feb26
Jay Sau
University of Maryland
"Physics of spin-orbit coupled wires in magnetic field: Majorana modes and Lifshitz transitions" Host: Anushya Chandran
Mar02
Pierre E. Jacob
Harvard University
"Unbiased Markov chain Monte Carlo with couplings joint work with John O'Leary, Yves F. Atchadé"
Mar19
Garry Goldstein
University of Cambridge
"Quantum dimer models for high temperature superconductors"
Mar28
Mark Srednicki
UCSB
"Aspects of ETH in various systems"
Apr02
Eduardo Fradkin
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Chiral Phases in Frustrated 2D Antiferromagnets and Fractional Chern Insulators" Host: Christopher Laumann
Apr09
Juan Felipe Carrasquilla
Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence
"Towards learning quantum states with generative models" Host: Alexandre Day
Apr20
Mark Mineev-Weinstein
Natal
"Laplacian Growth" Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Apr23
Yi Li
Johns Hopkins University
"Monopole harmonic superconductivity" Host: Anushya Chandran
Apr27
Ivan Schuller
University of California, Santa Barbara
CANCELLED: CM Friday Seminar TBA Host: Kevin Smith
Apr30
Sergey Frolov
University of Pittsburgh
"Status of the Search for Majorana Fermions in Semiconductor Nanowires" Host: Alexander Sushkov
May11
Federico Tonielli
University of Cologne, Germany
"Fate of Orthogonality Catastrophe in driven-open quantum systems" Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov