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 2019 – May 2020

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 [...]
Laszlo Forro (EPFL, Lausanne)
October 25, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
host: Laszlo Mihaly title: Why are hybrid halide perovskites exciting materials? László Forró Laboratory of Physics of Complex Matter Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne CH-1015 [...]
Vidvuds Ozolins (Yale)
November 1, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
host: Phil Allen title: Carrier lifetime effects on thermoelectric efficiency abstract Recent developments in electronic structure algorithms based on the Wannier function interpolation of electronic [...]
Anderson Janotti (University of Delaware)
November 8, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Title: Emergent Phenomena at the Interface of Complex Oxides Host: Cyrus Dreyer Progress in epitaxial growth of complex oxides have led to heterostructures with exquisite [...]
Peter W. Stephens (SBU P&A)
November 15, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
title: Manganese Cyanide Tinkertoys
Immanuel Bloch (MPI – Quantum Optics)
November 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This is a special seminar (Wednesday instead of Friday) held in SCGP (Simons Center) room 102.  It is jointly hosted by AMO, Condensed Matter, and [...]
Justin Wilson (Rutgers)
December 6, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Title: Incommensurate transitions and twist disorder in microscopic models of twisted bilayer graphene Abstract: Recent experiments in twisted bilayer graphene have set off a flurry [...]
Navaneetha K. Ravichandran (Boston College)
December 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Title: Microscopic view of heat conduction in solids Abstract: Microscopic quantum mechanical interactions among heat carriers called phonons govern the macroscopic thermal properties of semiconducting [...]
speaker: John Tranquada (BNL) host: Phil
January 31, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Intertwined Orders in Cuprate Superconductors John Tranquada Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science Division Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000 While the nature of cuprate [...]
Keji Lai (UT Austin)
February 7, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Host: Mengkun Liu Mapping Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Photo-generated Carriers Semiconducting transition-metal dichalcogenides exhibit remarkable electrical and optical properties. Using laser-illuminated microwave impedance microscopy, we were [...]
Quantum materials such as topological insulators, Weyl-semimetals, and atomically thin two-dimensional crystals have intriguing electronic properties, which makes them promising candidates for their potential applications [...]
Q. Li (BNL)
February 21, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
“Electronic materials and states for quantum computing and networks”
P. Vora (George Mason U.)
February 25, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Valley Phenomena and Phase Diagrams of Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Alloys Dr. Patrick Vora Assistant Professor | Department of Physics and Astronomy Director | Quantum Materials [...]
M. Ku (Harvard U.)
February 28, 2020 @ 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. [...]
      Non-volatile quantized states are ideal for the realization of classical Boolean logics. Abrikosov vortex represents the most compact magnetic object in superconductors with [...]
No seminar: March Meeting
March 6, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sorry — the seminar is cancelled
March 13, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Supersymmetry method for interacting chaotic and disordered systems: the SYK model Abstract: The supersymmetry method was originally developed for studies of quantum phenomena in non-interacting [...]
JOURNAL CLUB: Jennifer Cano (Stony Brook University)
April 10, 2020 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Introduction to Topological Insulators and Semimetals Jennifer Cano (Stony Brook University) I will first review topological insulators following the RMP by Hasan and Kane [1]. I [...]
Igor Zaliznyak (BNL) — ZOOM SEMINAR
April 10, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Title: Negative thermal expansion and entropic elasticity in ScF3 type empty perovskites While most solids expand when heated, some materials show the opposite behavior: negative [...]
We will have three student APS-style talks: 1) Yuan Fang: Higher-order topological insulators in antiperovskites 2) Sahal Kaushik: Chiral terahertz wave emission from the Weyl [...]
Qiang Li (Brookhaven National Lab): Light-Driven Raman Coherence as a Nonthermal Route to Ultrafast Topology Switching in a Dirac Semimetal: BNL/Ames Lab joint PR: Chris [...]
Yinming Shao: Electronic correlations in nodal-line semimetals Xu Du will talk about his recent work on QH antidot and on-going work on superlattice potential.
May 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Title: Electrons, Phonons, and their interactions Abstract: This talk is NOT a “journal club” discussion of a development in progress.  Instead, it is a tutorial.  To make partial [...]