NEWS: During the spring 2020 semester, the Long Island Condensed Matter Social Distancing Journal Club will replace most seminars.

Journal Club events will be posted on this calendar and take place via Zoom. To join the mailing list and get the link, email Mengkun Liu (first

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.

October 2016 – April 2018

Prof. Phil Allen (SBU): Vibrational thermal conductivity
October 28, 2016 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Thermal vibrations (phonons) carry heat.  This is true in all solids, but in good metals, electronic heat conduction can dominate thermal conductivity k, defined by [...]
We study the time evolution -induced by a quench- of local excitations in one dimension. We focus on interaction quenches: the considered protocol consists in [...]
Graphene plasmons, which are collective oscillations of Dirac fermions in graphene, are of broad interests in both fundamental research and technological applications. In this talk, [...]
Due to the complexity of the materials used as heterogeneous catalysts, and the difficulty of interrogating them under reaction conditions, catalysts are generally characterized only [...]
We present a time-domain analysis of the response of a BCS superconductor (in the low temperature limit) to a few cycle THz pulse having spectral [...]
Anatoly Frenkel Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Stony Brook University As recently as 10-15 years ago, nanoscale metal catalysts were described in qualitative [...]
In strongly correlated electron materials, the delicate interplay between spin, charge, and lattice degrees of freedom often leads to extremely rich phase diagrams exhibiting intrinsic [...]
We provide a unified description of aging in terms of record dynamics. “Aging” refers to the increasingly sluggish dynamics widely observed in the jammed state [...]
Samuel Ponce, Oxford.
March 24, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dr. Kin Chung Fong, Raytheon BBN Technologies Putting hydrodynamic into solid state Despite of the strong Coulomb interaction, electrons in simple metal behave as a non-interacting Fermi [...]
Iron based superconductors have been attracting considerable attention since their discovery in 2008 . In particular, simple binary iron chalcogenides have recently emerged to [...]
Electronic polarization plays a crucial role in determining the structural and dynamical properties of water with different boundary conditions. Although it is well known that [...]
In recent years, 2D materials, such as black phosphorus and transition metal dichalcogenides, have attracted much attention due to their excellent transport and opticalproperties. Using [...]
Qiang Li, BNL: Chiral Magnetic Effect in Condensed Matters
September 29, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
In relativistic quantum field theory, Dirac fermions in 3D space and time exhibit so-called chiral anomaly – the non-conservation of chiral charge induced by the [...]
@ Solid State Seminar, room B-131 Physics
October 13, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Ralph V. Chamberlin Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe Equilibrium fluctuations, heterogeneous response, and 1/f noise from local transient effects in thermodynamics Abstract  Some [...]
@ Solid State Seminar
October 20, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Speaker: Sriram Ganeshan Simons Center, Stony Brook University Title: Lyapunov Exponent and Out-of-Time-Ordered Correlator’s Growth Rate in a Chaotic System Abstract: One of the central [...]
Speaker: Jing Tao, BNL Abstract: The optimal functionalities of materials often appear at phase transitions involving simultaneous changes in the electronic structure and the symmetry [...]
We discuss the formulation  the coarse equations of fluctuating nonlinear hydrodynamics (FNH) in terms of density and current fluctuations . The self consistent formulation of [...]
Laser terahertz emission nanoscopy @ Solid State Seminar, room B-131 Physics
December 1, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Daniel Mittleman, Brown University Abstract: The study of materials using terahertz emission spectroscopy – a process in which optical excitation leads to the generation of [...]
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 [...]
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
February 19, 2018 @ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Interplay between multiple degrees of freedom — spin, orbital, and lattice — is a promising way to achieve novel phases of matter and functional materials. [...]
Speaker: Liang Wu, Univ. of Calif. Berkeley and Univ. of Pennsylvania B-131 Physics, Stony Brook University abstract: The second-order optical nonlinearity σ(2)(ω)  has been a [...]
Matt Reuter, Stony Brook Applied Math and IACS B131 Physics, Stony Brook University Abstract Exploiting the structure of a quantum mechanical Hamiltonian often leads to [...]
Speaker: Jiadong Zang, Univ. of New Hampshire Topological Spin Textures in Chiral Magnets B-131 Physics, Stony Brook University   Abstract Chiral magnets are a series [...]
An Inside View of Physical Review Family of Journals The Physical Review journals of the APS have a long tradition of publishing important physics papers, [...]