Biophysics/Condensed Matter

August 1st, 2017 to July 31st, 2018. Previous/next year.
Aug08
SCI 328
3:00pm
Garry Goldstein
University of Cambridge
Pseudoparticle approach to strongly correlated systems Host: Claudio Rebbi
Aug10
SCI 328
11:00am
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
SCI 328
11:00am
Riccardo Zecchina
Out-of-equilibrium states and quantum annealing speed up in non-convex optimization and learning problems
Aug16
SCI 352
11:00am
Sho Sugiura
University of Tokyo
Entanglement entropy of finite-temperature pure quantum states and thermodynamic entropy as a Noether invariant Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Sep13
SCI 328
11:00am
Michiel Wouters
University of Antwerp
Correlations in driven-dissipative quantum systems Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov, Dries Sels
Sep15
SCI 352
12:00pm
Stefanos Kourtis
Boston University, Physics Department
"Resonant x-ray spectroscopy of topological semimetals"
Sep22
SCI 352
12:00pm
Christopher Baldwin
Boston University, Physics Department
"Interfering directed paths & the sign phase transition"
Sep25
SCI 328
11:00am
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
SCI 328
11:00am
Zhicheng Yang
Boston University, Physics Department
"Iterative Compression-Decimation Scheme for Tensor Network Optimization"
Oct04
SCI 328
11:00am
Walter Hahn
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow
"Stability of quantum statistical ensembles with respect to local measurements" Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Oct06
SCI 352
12:00pm
Kartiek Agrawal
Princeton University
"Diabatic approach to creating ground states of certain critical models" Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Oct13
SCI 352
12:00pm
Roman Mankowsky
Paul Scherrer Institute
"Coherent optical control and nonlinear probing of strongly correlated materials" Host: Wanzheng Hu
Oct16
CILSE 106C
12:30pm
Sumantra Sarkar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Physicochemical Conditions for Self-Replication" Host: Robert Marsland
Oct18
SCI 328
11:00am
Louis Pecora
United States Naval Research Laboratory
"Cluster Synchronization of Chaotic Systems in Large Networks" Host: David Campbell
Oct20
SCI 352
12:00pm
Tamiro Villazon
Boston University, Physics Department
"Kibble-Zurek Dynamics of a Driven Dissipative System: Universality Beyond the Markovian Regime"
Oct23
CILSE 106C
12:30pm
Severine Atis
Harvard University
"On Growth and Form of Range Expansions at Liquid Interfaces" Host: Kirill Korolev
Oct24
SCI 328
11:30am
Ivar Mar
Argonne National Lab
"Exciting dynamics in multiple time dimensions"
Oct25
SCI 328
11:00am
Hui Shao
Beijing Computational Science Research Center
"Nearly deconfined spinon excitations in the square-lattice spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet" Host: Anders Sandvik
Oct27
SCI 352
12:00pm
Kin Chung Fong
Raytheon BBN Technologies and Harvard University
"Putting hydrodynamic into solid state" Host: Scott Bunch
Nov03
SCI 352
12:00pm
Ben Machta
Princeton University
"When and why is a simpler model better?" Host: Robert Marsland
Nov03
SCI 352
12:00pm
Ben Machta
Princeton University
"When and why is a simpler model better?" Host: Robert Marsland
Nov06
SCI 328
11:00am
Masaki Oshikawa
University of Tokyo
"Polarization, Large Gauge Invariance, and Quantum Hall Effect on Lattice" Host: Anders Sandvik
Nov08
SCI 328
11:00am
Zhen Bi
Pappalardo Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Instabilities of the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev Model" Host: Zhicheng Yang
Nov10
SCI 352
12:00pm
Yue Cao
Brookhaven National Laboratory
"Shining Coherent X-rays on Quantum Materials" Host: Karl Ludwig
Nov13
CILSE 106C
12:30pm
Zak Frentz
Columbia University
"Fate and Chance in Microbial Communities" Host: Robert Marsland
Nov17
SCI 352
12:00pm
Carlos Bolech
University of Cincinnati
"A Bosonization Puzzle in Non-linear Transport"
Nov20
CILSE 106C
12:30pm
Adrian Whitty
Boston University, Chemistry Department
"A Quantitative View of RTK Signaling" Host: Maria Kamenetska
Nov28
CILSE 109C
12:30pm
Carlos Castro 
Ohio State University
"Design, control, and applications of DNA nanomechanical devices" Host: Maria Kamenetska
Dec04
CILSE 106C
12:30pm
Ksenia Bravaya 
Boston University, Chemistry Department
Biophysics Seminar TBA
Dec15
SCI 352
12:00pm
Xi Dai
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Condensed Matter Seminar TBA Host: Wanzheng Hu