CENTER FOR QUANTUM MATERIALS AND CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS SEMINARS

NEWS: The CQM Distinguished Lecture series has been established  in the Fall of 2015 to bring to Stony Brook University the renown experts in the physics of quantum matter.

The lectures in this series will attract a broad audience of physicists from SBU and BNL,
and SBU graduate students.
Feb
25
Tue
P. Vora (George Mason U.)
Feb 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Feb
28
Fri
M. Ku (Harvard U.)
Feb 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

host: Kharzeev

“Exploring Quantum Materials with Atomic Qubit Sensor”

Abstract:
We are witnessing a revolution in which quantum phenomena are being harnessed for next-generation technology. In this context, atomic qubits associated with defects in solids, such as nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond, provide versatile building blocks for quantum technologies due to their optical addressability, atomic size, and excellent coherence. Among the applications being explored with such platform, quantum sensing technology realized with NV centers has emerged as a powerful probe of quantum materials. Due to its ability to sense magnetic field with high spatial resolution over wide temperature and dynamic range, NV sensors enable the exploration of condensed matter phenomena in parameter space inaccessible to existing probes. In this talk, I will discuss our application of NV quantum sensing technology to study correlated electronic and spin phenomena. We have directly imaged, for the first time, the viscous Poiseuille flow of the Dirac fluid in neutral graphene, a finding that holds implications for other strongly correlated electrons such as those in high-Tc superconductors. Enabled by the NV platform, we have developed new capabilities for probing coherent spin-waves, which can be applied to study novel magnetic materials and spintronic devices, and a technique for characterizing low-dimensional high-Tc cuprates without electrical contacts. Looking forward, I will highlight opportunities for advancing the frontiers of quantum materials and quantum technology enabled by NVs and other solid-state atomic qubits.

Mar
6
Fri
No seminar: March Meeting
Mar 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Mar
13
Fri
Jigang Wang (ISU)
Mar 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Quantum Coherence Controlled by Light: From Higgs Bosons to Chiral Fermions

Jigang Wang*

Department of Physics & Astronomy and Ames Laboratory-U.S. DOE, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA 

*E-mail: jgwang@ameslab.gov

 Revolutionary properties of complex systems are often manifestations of quantum coherence, e.g. it exists between the Cooper pairs in high-temperature superconductors (SCs); it protects chiral charge transport from disorder scattering in topological states of matter (TSM). The recent development of coherent spectroscopy tools facilitates discovering and understanding driven quantum systems involving SCs and TSM controlled by light. In this talk, I will discuss strategic advantages, with recent examples, of implementing this approach to probe and control some most fundamental coherent phenomena in quantum many-body systems and topological states, e.g., hidden quantum fluid with singular transport, light-induced gapless superconductivity,  forbidden high harmonic quantum oscillations and Higgs modes, and coherent phonon controlled topology switching and chiral charge pumping…. We argue that the light-driven coherence and dynamic symmetry breaking revealed are universal principles that can be extended to achieve non-equilibrium materials discovery and quantum control.

Host: Mengkun

Mar
20
Fri
No seminar: Spring Break
Mar 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Mar
27
Fri
Manuel Zingl (Flatiron CCQ)
Mar 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: TBD

Host: Cyrus Dreyer

Apr
3
Fri
Xiaoji Xu (Lehigh)
Apr 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

title: Novel optical probe scanning method

host: Mengkun

Apr
10
Fri
Igor Zaliznyak (BNL)
Apr 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: TBD

Host: Sasha Abanov

Apr
24
Fri
Dmitri Gangardt (University of Birmingham)
Apr 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: TBD

Host: Sasha Abanov

May
8
Fri
Qimin Yan (Temple University)
May 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: TBD

Host: Cyrus Dreyer