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.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Olle Hellman, Caltech: First principles calculations at finite temperature 2:30 pm
Olle Hellman, Caltech: First pri…
Feb 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Thermal motions of atoms is an ever-present phenomenon in all of solid state physics. Under normal conditions phonons are the dominant mechanism that govern transport [...]
Ryan Mishmash, Princeton: Uncovering and exploiting emergent phenomena in quantum matter 2:30 pm
Ryan Mishmash, Princeton: Uncove…
Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Emergence is a ubiquitous feature of quantum condensed matter systems: the collective low-energy behavior of an interacting quantum many-body system oftentimes exhibits behavior profoundly different [...]
Jennifer Cano, Princeton: Topological Quantum Chemistry 1:30 pm
Jennifer Cano, Princeton: Topolo…
Feb 19 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The past decade’s apparent success in predicting and experimentally discovering distinct classes of topological insulators (TIs) and semimetals masks a fundamental shortcoming: out of 200,000 stoichiometric compounds [...]
Cyrus Dreyer, Rutgers: Electron-phonon coupling from first principles: Novel implementations and applications 1:30 pm
Cyrus Dreyer, Rutgers: Electron-…
Feb 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The coupling between lattice and electronic degrees of freedom in materials is at the heart of a variety of phenomena, including superconductivity, heat and charge [...]
Chia Wei Hsu, Harvard: New Frontiers of Electromagnetic Phenomena at the Nanoscale 2:30 pm
Chia Wei Hsu, Harvard: New Front…
Feb 23 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Optics and photonics today enjoy unprecedented freedom. The ability to synthesize arbitrary light fields (through wavefront shaping) and the ability to design structures at the [...]
Omrie Ovdat, Technion University: Observing a Scale Anomaly and A Universal Quantum Phase Transition in Graphene 1:30 pm
Omrie Ovdat, Technion University…
Feb 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
One of the most interesting predictions resulting from quantum physics, is the violation of classical symmetries, collectively referred to as anomalies. A remarkable class of [...]