Unfortunately, seminars are cancelled for the remainder of the semester until further notice, due to COVID-19.

NEWS: 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.

March 2019 – February 2020

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 [...]
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 [...]