Fall 2021 Condensed Matter Seminar Schedule

Monday, August 30, 2021 to Monday, November 29, 2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am* 

* Students/Postdocs Only:  we encourage you to stay for another 30 minutes after the talk for a Q&A discussion with the speaker

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 10:00 AM and are free and open to the public.

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

August 30

Yasaman Bahri, Google
A scientific understanding of modern deep learning


September 6



September 13

Fangyuan Yang, UCSB
Investigating thermodynamic properties of correlated electronic phases in graphene by chemical potential measurements


September 20

Brian Skinner, The Ohio State University
Mysteries near the zero-field Wigner crystal transition in a 2D electron system


September 27

No Seminar


October 4

Alannah Hallas, University of British Columbia
Chemically tuning the exotic ground states of pyrochlore magnets


October 11

Alan Tennant, ORNL
Quantum critical and entangled states in magnets


October 18

Christina Marchetti, UCSB
Dynamics of Topological Defects in Active Nematics


October 25

Stefan Nadj-Perge, Caltech
Superconductivity, Topology and Correlated Insulators in Magic Angle Graphene Superlattices – How Much Magic is Needed?


November 1

No Seminar
(this week)


November 8

Sudi Chen, UC Berkeley
A new look into cuprate superconductors using high-precision photoemission spectroscopy


November 15

Xiaomeng Liu (Princeton)
Visualizing broken symmetry, topological excitations and Landau orbits in the graphene quantum Hall system


November 22

Beena Kalisky, Bar Ilan University
Imaging quantum materials with scanning SQUID microscopy


November 29

Seminar Canceled