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.

November 2019 – September 2020

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 [...]
JOURNAL CLUB: Cyrus Dreyer (SBU)
May 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Title: Flexoelectricity in 2D materials Abstract: Flexoelectricity refers to the generation of electrical polarization in a material with the application of a strain gradient. It is [...]
Dr. Manuel Zingl (Flatiron Institute)
May 22, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Recent theoretical and experimental insights on the normal state properties of Sr2RuO4 The fascinating physics of strongly-correlated materials is often governed by the interplay of several factors of various strength. These are, for [...]
Ken Burch (Boston College)
May 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Probing Nontrivial Topology with Nonlinear Optics and 2D Heterostructures Abstract: A key challenge in condensed matter is measuring the non-trivial topology responsible for novel phases. [...]
June 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Unlocking the secrets of growth and switching in ferroelectric multilayers using synchrotron x-ray diffraction Powerful new capabilities at the NSLS-II synchrotron at Brookhaven National Laboratory [...]
Two talks! 1:30 pm -2:00 pm: Kevin Cremin (postdoc in Richard Averitt’s group at UCSD) “Photo-enhanced metastable c-axis electrodynamics in stripe-ordered cuprate La_{1.885}Ba_{0.115}CuO_4″ The emergence [...]
Jigang Wang (Iowa State and Ames Lab)
June 19, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Quantum Coherence and Dynamics Controlled by Light:  From Higgs Bosons to Chiral Fermions   Jigang Wang Department of Physics & Astronomy and Ames Laboratory-U.S. DOE, Iowa [...]
Liang Jiang (The University of Chicago)
June 26, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Title: Robust Quantum information Processing with Bosonic Modes Abstract: Bosonic modes are widely used for quantum communication and information processing. Recent developments in superconducting circuits enable [...]
Adarsh Ganesan (NIST)
September 11, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Phononic Frequency Combs – A New Addition to Photonics, MEMS, Quantum Information Science, Molecular Science & Material Science Phononic frequency combs (PFC) are the mechanical [...]
Berthold Jäck (Princeton/HKUST) **note the special time**
September 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Observation of a Majorana zero mode in a topologically protected edge state Superconducting pairing in the helical edge state of topological insulators is predicted to [...]