During Fall 2020, seminars will be posted on this calendar and take place via Zoom. To join the mailing list and get the link, email Jennifer Cano (first

The CQM Distinguished Lecture series has been established in the Fall of 2015 to bring to Stony Brook University the renowned 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.

September 2018 – October 2019

Abstract   The conventional wisdom is that the high-temperature cuprate superconductors are in the clean limit due to their short coherence length.  In the clean [...]
Neepa Maitra, Hunter College
October 12, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Exact Factorization Approach to Coupled Electron, Ion, and Photon Dynamics abstract Whether perturbed away from the ground state, or driven by either classical or quantized [...]
Renata Wentzcovitch
October 19, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Spin crossover in iron in lower mantle minerals Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Lamont Doherty Earth [...]
Abstract: Scattering scanning near-field optical microscopy (s-SNOM) has emerged as a powerful imaging and spectroscopic tool for investigating nanoscale heterogeneities in biology, quantum matter, and [...]
Tyler M. Cocker (Michigan State University)
November 2, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Tyler M. Cocker (Michigan State University)
Ultrafast terahertz microscopy: from near fields to single atoms   A new experimental frontier has recently emerged with the potential to significantly impact physics, chemistry, [...]
Ignace Jarrige (BNL)
November 9, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Bright Lights, Big Opportunities for Quantum Materials Research at NSLS-II   Abstract: The realization of quantum materials for energy science and quantum information applications requires [...]
Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 Abstract   Low energy, laser-based ARPES with variable light polarization, including [...]
Benjamin Jungfleisch (U. of Delaware)
February 22, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
NEW TWISTS FOR MAGNONS Matthias Benjamin Jungfleisch Department of Physics and Astronomy University of Delaware In recent years, the exploration of magnons, the quanta [...]
Layla Hormozi (BNL)
March 1, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Quantum computing with topological qubits  Abstract: A topological quantum computer is a hypothetical device in which intrinsic fault-tolerance is embedded in the hardware of the [...]
Evan J. Philip (Stony Brook University)
March 8, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Chiral Photocurrents and Terahertz Emission in Dirac and Weyl Materials Abstract: Recently, chiral photocurrents have been observed in Weyl materials. I will discuss a new [...]
NOTE THIS IS A MONDAY (SPECIAL SEMINAR) I will present some of our recent work on the understanding of Charge Density Wave (CDW) instabilities of [...]
Topological Weyl semimetals provide a new stage to examine exotic transport phenomena such as the chiral anomaly and the anomalous Hall effect. In the ordinary [...]
Denis Golosov (Bar-Ilan University) @ B-131
March 18, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notice special day (Monday). An on-site density matrix description of the extended Falicov-Kimball model at finite temperatures Abstract: In an extended Falicov-Kimball model, an excitonic insulator [...]
Nicola Marzari (EPFL, Lausanne)
March 29, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
How simulations drive the discovery of novel materials, and novel physics First-principles simulations are one of the greatest current accelerators in the world of science [...]
Jennifer Cano (Stony Brook University)
April 5, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Partial lattice defects in higher order topological insulators Non-zero weak topological indices are thought to be a necessary condition to bind a single helical mode [...]
Ingrid Mertig (Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany) @ Laufer Center Conference Room 107
April 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Note: special date (Thursday), time (9:30), and place (Laufer Center) just before the IACS research day begins. Transversal transport coefficients and topological properties Spintronics is [...]
Emil Bozin (BNL)
April 12, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Local orbital degeneracy lifting as a precursor to an orbital-selective Peierls transition abstract Fundamental electronic principles underlying all transition metal compounds are the symmetry and [...]
Increasing reproducibility of first principles methods and availability of computer power made first principles calculations an integral part of solid state physics and materials science. [...]
Oleg L. Berman (CUNY) @ B-131
May 3, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Superfluidity of excitons and polaritons in novel two-dimensional materials Abstract: This talk reviews the theoretical studies of the Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) and superfluidity of indirect [...]
David Broido (Boston College)
May 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Unconventional thermal transport David Broido Department of Physics Boston College According to conventional theories of heat conduction in semiconductors and insulators, only crystals composed of [...]
The advent of two-dimensional materials with hexagonal crystal symmetry offers a new electronic degree of freedom, namely valley, the manipulation and detection of which could potentially [...]
Jun Zhu – Penn State
May 17, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Jun Zhu - Penn State
Sergei Stishov (Troitsk)
June 25, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Room B-131 Physics, Stony Brook University.  Tuesday June 25, 1:30 pm.  host: PBA Physical properties of  (Mn 0.85 Fe 0.15)Si along the critical trajectory A.E. [...]
Title: Structure Inference from X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy: Pilot Projects for Operando Experimentation host: Phil Allen abstract: X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure (XANES) is well-adapted for [...]
Mark P. M. Dean (BNL)
September 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Title: First observations of topological phonons in crystalline materials Host: Jen Cano Condensed matter systems have now become a fertile ground to discover emerging topological [...]
Title: Synchrotron Multi-Dimensional & Multi-Modal Study of Functional Materials Host — Phil Allen Abstract: Multi-modal and multi-dimensional characterization at synchrotrons can provide unprecedented information for [...]
Reza Farhadifar (Flatiron Institute)
September 27, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
host: Jin Wang Mechanistic Basis of Spindle Size Control and Scaling The size and morphology of intracellular structures such as the nucleus, Golgi apparatus, and [...]
Sasha Abanov (Stony Brook)
October 4, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Odd fluids Abstract: Two-dimensional isotropic fluids can possess an anomalous part of the viscous stress tensor known as odd or Hall viscosity. This peculiar viscosity [...]
Riley Hanus (Northwestern U and ORNL)
October 11, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
host: Phil Title: Heat conduction in defective and complex crystals:  phonon scattering and beyond Riley Hanus* * Material Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National [...]
Mehdi Jadidi (Columbia)
October 18, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Title:  Optical Control of Chiral Charge Pumping in a Topological Weyl Semimetal host: Dima Kharzeev Abstract: Solids with topologically robust electronic states exhibit unusual electronic and [...]