Condensed matter physics and quantum computation

This seminar series will meet weekly whenever classes are in session. Topics will range across a variety of problems concerning the behavior of electrons in solids, cold atoms, and other systems where quantum mechanics dominates; although mostly a theoretical seminar, we also will be inspired by our experimentalist friends.

All seminars will be held at 11 AM in the Science Center, Room 4102 (live webcast+archive can be found at, with coffee served before the seminar.  Most speakers will be at ITS all day, and discussions will continue in Room 4412, aided by espresso.

In addition, we have two longer symposia planned.

Monday through Wednesday, 5-9 March 2012
Frontiers of quantum condensed matter physics:  

Monday through Wednesday, 2-4 April 2012

Archive of previous events

Friday 24 February 2012
Time evolution in some low-dimensional models
Natan Andrei, Rutgers University

Friday 10 February 2012
Magnetic field dependence of chemical reactions at high temperatures
Boris Spivak, University of Washington

Friday 3 February 2012
Superfluidity of quantum strings in condensed matter
Anatoly Kuklov, College of Staten Island, CUNY

Friday 2 September 2011
Deflagration and fronts of tunneling in molecular magnets
Dmitry Garanin, Lehman College CUNY

Friday 9 September 2011
Metamaterials, nanoplasmonics, and nanofluidics for ultrasensitive spectrocopy and bio-detection
Hatuce Altug, Boston University

Friday 14 October 2011
Plasmonic crystals for controlling optical properties
Achanta Venugopal, TIFR India

Friday 21 October 2011
Universal dynamical decoupling of multi-qubit states from the environment
Adilet Imambekov, Rice University

Friday 28 October 2011

Friday 4 November 2011
J. Tejada, University of Barcelona

Friday 11 November 2011