Fall 2020 Condensed Matter Seminar Schedule

Monday, August 31, 2020 to Tuesday, December 8, 2020

During the academic year, the Physics Department hosts a series of Condensed Matter Seminars (formerly known as the 290K Lectures) presented by accomplished physicists from all over the world. Please join us on the Mondays listed below for an inside look at physics. All lectures (virtual until further notice), start at 2:30 PM and are free and open to the public.

PLEASE NOTE: Zoom links will be posted on the day of each event.


AUGUST 31, 2020

Speaker TBD
Title/Abstract Here



Labor Day - NO SEMINAR


SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

Vidya Madhavan, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Microscopic evidence for a chiral superconducting order parameter in the heavy fermion superconductor UTe2


SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

Eran Maniv (University of California, Berkeley)
Collective Dynamics of Coexisting Spin Textures: The Antiferromagnetic Switching of FexNbS2



Lucas Caretta (Berkeley) : UCOP Presidential Fellow
Ultrafast Domain Wall Dynamics in Metallic and Insulating Ferrimagnets


OCTOBER 5, 2020

Mi-Young Im (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
Study on Topological Spin Textures utilizing Full-Field Soft X-ray Microscopy


OCTOBER 12, 2020

Fluctuating superconductivity on a partially flat band


OCTOBER 19, 2020

Veronika Sunko (MPI Dresden)
"Delafossite oxides: natural, ultra-pure metal-insulator heterostructures"


OCTOBER 26, 2020

Alpha T. N'Diaye (Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
Flip the Switch: Controlling the Spin Crossover Transition in an Fe2+ Organic Molecule Thin Film Through Interface Engineering


NOVEMBER 2, 2020

Clare Yu and Herve Carruzzo (UC Irvine)
Low Temperature Properties of Glasses


NOVEMBER 9, 2020

Chun Ning (Jeanie) Lau (Ohio State Univ)
Flat Bands in Flatlands


NOVEMBER 16, 2020

Benjamín Alemán (University of Oregon)
The fall and rise of the mass on a spring


NOVEMBER 23, 2020

Jie Shan (Cornell University)
Moiré superlattices: a new Hubbard model simulator


NOVEMBER 30, 2020

Christoph Klewe (LBNL)
Coherent AC spin current transmission through antiferromagnetic CoO probed by X-ray detected ferromagnetic resonance


DECEMBER 7, 2020

Speaker TBD
Title/Abstract Here