During Spring 2021, 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.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Xiaoji Xu (Lehigh) 1:30 pm
Xiaoji Xu (Lehigh)
Apr 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Peak Force Photothermal and Scattering-type Near-field Microscopy for Chemical Nanoscopy The combination of atomic force microscope (AFM) with infrared (IR) illuminations opens the route toward [...]
SPECIAL SEMINAR: Aris Alexandradinata (UIUC) 10:00 am
SPECIAL SEMINAR: Aris Alexandrad…
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Revealing the topology of Fermi-surface wave functions from magnetic quantum oscillations In the quantum theory of solids, a metal is distinguished from an insulator by [...]
Barry Bradlyn (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 1:30 pm
Barry Bradlyn (University of Ill…
Apr 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Probing higher-order topology in density wave insulators Motivated by recent experimental work on (TaSe_4)_2I and bismuth halides, I will discuss how band topology can be [...]
Wennie Wang (U. Chicago) 1:30 pm
Wennie Wang (U. Chicago)
Apr 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Embracing imperfection: Understanding and leveraging how defects can be used to tune the optoelectronic properties of transition metal oxides Point defects and impurities in extended systems [...]
Qiong Ma (Boston College) 1:30 pm
Qiong Ma (Boston College)
Apr 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Quantum materials under the nonlinear electromagnetic spotlight  Close to large masses, the geometry of space-time warps, bending the light trajectory and leading to dramatic phenomena [...]
Valentina Bisogni (Brookhaven National Lab) 1:30 pm
Valentina Bisogni (Brookhaven Na…
Apr 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS) to probe spin dynamics in magnonic materials  Host: Phil Allen