by Condensed Matter Group

Mondays at 12:00 ET in Duboc Seminar Room (4-331) unless otherwise stated.

Fall 2022

September 12, 2022

Speaker: Yu He, Yale University
Title: “Lattice fluctuation and electron-phonon coupling in a “failed” excitonic insulator”
Host: Long Ju

September 19, 2022

Speaker: Xiaodong Xu, Department of Physics, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington
Title: “Interacting Opto-Moiré Quantum Matter
Host: Liang Fu

September 23, 2022 (Friday, Special Chez Pierre Seminar)

Speaker: Charles Kane, University of Pennsylvania
Title: “Topology of the Fermi Sea”
Host: Liang Fu

September 26, 2022

Speaker: Eun-Ah Kim, Cornell University
Title: “Quantum Fractional Insulator with fractons in twisted bilayer graphene”
Hosts: Joe Checkelsky

September 30, 2022 (Jointly Physics +DMSE special Chez Pierre seminar )

Speaker: Barbaros Oezyilmaz, National University of Singapore
Title: “Synthesis and properties of monolayer amorphous carbon and cobalt doped black phosphorus
Hosts: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

October 3, 2022

Speaker: Yasin Ekinci, Paul Scherrer Institute
Title: “Advancing the lithography for more Moore and more than Moore”.
Host: Nuh Gedik

October 10, 2022 (Holiday: Indigenous People’s Day. No Chez Pierre seminar)

October 11, 2022 (Tuesday, Special Chez Pierre seminar)

Speaker: Cenke Xu, University of California, Santa Barbara
Title: “An exotic metal-insulator transition and a quantum bad metal”.
Host: Liang Fu

October 12, 2022 (Wednesday, Special Chez Pierre seminar)

Speaker: Erez Berg, Weiszman
Title: TBA
Host: Liang Fu

October 17, 2022

Speaker: Matthieu Le Tacon, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Title: “Nematic liquid and unconventional charge-density-waves in BaNi2As2”.
Host: Riccardo Comin

October 24, 2022

Speaker: Kevin Slagle, Rice University
Title: TBA
Host: Liang Fu

October 31, 2022

Speaker: Nicholas Read, Yale University
Title: TBA
Host: Senthil Todadri

November 7, 2022

Speaker: Shiwei Zhang, Flatiron Institute
Title: TBA
Host Liang Fu

November 14, 2022

Speaker: Debanjan Chowdhury, Cornell University
Title: TBA
Host: Senthil Todadri

November 21, 2022

Speaker: Jia Leo Li, Brown University
Title: TBA
Host: Liang Fu

November 28, 2022

Speaker: Shahal Ilani, Weizmann Institute 
Title: TBA
Host: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

December 5, 2022

Speaker: Fan Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas
Title: TBA
Host: TBA

December 12, 2022

Speaker: Sufei Shi, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Title: TBA
Host: Long Ju

December 19, 2022

Speaker: TBA
Title: TBA
Host: TBA

Past Schedules

February 7, 2022 (Virtual Zoom Seminar)

Speaker: Bohm-Jung Yang, Seoul National University
Title: “Wave function geometry and anomalous Landau levels of flat bands”
HostRiccardo Comin

February 14, 2022 (Virtual Zoom Seminar)

Speaker: Nai Phuan Ong, Princeton University
Title: “Oscillations of thermal conductivity and evidence for the planar thermal Hall conductivity in the Kitaev Magnet alpha-RuCl3″
HostPatrick Lee

<br>February 21, 2021<br><br>No Chez Pierre Seminar due to President’s day holiday


February 28, 2022 (Virtual Zoom Seminar)

Speaker: Andrew Pierce, Harvard University
Title: “Fractional Chern insulators in twisted bilayer graphene”
Hosts: Pablo Herrror-Jarillo & Raymond Ashoori

<br>March 11, 2022 (Friday, Special Chez Pierre Seminar)

Speaker: Michael Horn-von Hoegen, Fakultät für Physik, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Title: “Optically excited structural transition in atomic wires on surfaces at the
quantum limit: a femtosecond electron diffraction study
HostNuh Gedik

<br>March 14, 2022<br><br>No Chez Pierre Seminar due to the March APS meeting
<br>March 21, 2022<br><br>No Chez Pierre Seminar due the MIT Spring Break
<br>March 28, 2022 (Virtual Zoom Seminar)

Speaker: Carlo Beenakker, Lorentz Institute, Leiden, The Netherlands
Title: “Chirality inversion of Majorana edge modes in a Fu-Kane heterostructure”
HostLeonid Levitov

<br>March 29, 2022 (Tuesday, Special Virtual Zoom seminar)

Speaker: Jian Wang, Peking University
Title: Charge-4e and charge-6e superconductivity in kagome superconductor CsV3Sb5 ”
Hostliang Fu

April 4, 2022 (Virtual Zoom Seminar)

Speaker: Justin Song, Nanyang Technological University
Title: Quantum Geometric Collective Modes: “Berryogenesis” and Quantum Metric Plasmons
HostLeonid Levitov

April 11, 2022

Speaker: Bo Zhen, University of Pennsylvania
Title: “Nonlinear topological photonics”
Host: Marin Soljacic

April 18, 2022
No Chez Pierre Seminar due to Patriots’ Day holiday
<br>April 20, 2022 (Wednesday, Special Chez Pierre seminar- Hybrid)

Speaker: Yaroslav Tserkovnyak, UCLA
Title: “Integrating quantum impurities with dissipative media: New probes and utilities of quantum materials”.
Host: Leonid Levitov

<br>April 25, 2022 (Hybrid Seminar)

Speaker: Liuyan Zhao, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Title: “Moiré magnetism in twisted double bilayer chromium triiodide”
Host: Long Ju

April 26, 2022 (Tuesday, Special Chez Pierre seminar)

Speaker: David Hsieh, Caltech
Title: “Strongly Driven Quantum Materials”
Host:  Nuh Gedik

May 2, 2022 (Hybrid seminar)

Speaker: James Analytis, UC Berkeley
Title: “Strange metals and their strange parents”
HostSenthil Todadri

<br>May 9, 2022 (Virtual Seminar)

Speaker: Ming Yi, Rice University
Title: “Emergent phases in geometrically frustrated lattices”
Host: Riccardo Comin

September 13, 2021 (Virtual Zoom seminar)

Mark Rudner – University of Washington
“The Lindblad equation: not just for quantum optics anymore
HostLeonid Levitov

September 20, 2021 (<strong>Virtual Zoom seminar</strong>)

Inti Sodemann – Max Planck Institute
“Pseudo-scalar U(1) spin liquids in alpha-RuCl_3”
HostLiang Fu

September 27, 2021

Joshua Javier “Shua” Sanchez – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Probing the Symmetry-Breaking Phases in Iron-based Superconductors with Combined Strain, Transport and X-ray Techniques”
HostRiccardo Comin

October 4, 2021 (<strong>Virtual Zoom seminar</strong>)

Brad Ramshaw – Cornell University
“The Planckian Limit: a Fundamental Bound on Electron Scattering”
HostLong Ju

October 11, 2021

No Chez Pierre Seminar due to Indigenous People Day holiday

October 19, 2021 (Tuesday, Special Chez Pierre seminar)

Philip Kim – Harvard University
“Toward realization of novel superconductivity based on twisted van der Waals Josephson junction in cuprates
Host: Leonid Levitov

October 25, 2021

Nurit Avraham – Weizmann Institute
Visualization of Topological Boundary Modes Manifesting Topological Nodal-Point Superconductivity
Host: Greg Fiete

November 1, 2021

Ziqiang Wang – Boston College
“Correlated topological states in a new family of kagome superconductors”
Host: Patrick Lee

November 8, 2021 (Virtual Zoom Seminar)

Anaelle Legros –  Johns Hopkins University
“Observation of cyclotron resonance and measurement of the cyclotron mass in La2-xSrxCuO4”
HostSenthil Todadri

November 15, 2021

Darius Torchinsky – Temple University
“The Nonlinear Electrodynamics of Weyl Semimetals
HostNuh Gedit

November 22, 2021

Silke Buehler-Paschen – Vienna University of Technology, Austria
“Superconductivity in the extreme strange metal YbRh2Si2
HostJoe Checkelsky

November 29, 2021 (Virtual Zoom Seminar)

Xi Ling – Boston University
Spin-correlation of the light-matter interaction in van der Waals antiferromagnetic NiPS3
HostRiccardo Comin

December 3, 2021 (Friday, Special Chez Pierre Seminar)

Giorgio Sangiovanni– Universitaet Wuerzburg
“Emergent honeycomb physics from chiral atomic orbitals on a triangular lattice”
Hosted: Riccardo Comin

December 6, 2021 (Virtual Zoom Seminar)

Yang Zhang – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Catalysis and topology in moiré semiconductor and metal
Host: Liang Fu

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