Baranger Attends Conference, Visits Former Post-Docs in Brazil

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

In the last week of April, Prof. Harold Baranger attended the workshop “Spin Related Phenomena in Mesoscopic Transport” at the International Institute of Physics in Natal, Brazil. Natal is on the easternmost tip of South America. Baranger gave a talk titled “Interaction-Induced Localization in Quantum Dots and Wires: Quantum Monte Carlo Studies.”

View of Natal, Brazil

After the conference, Baranger visited two former Duke post-docs. First, he traveled to São Paulo to see Eduardo Novais, who was a post-doc at Duke from September 2004 to May 2009. He is now on the faculty at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC). While there, Baranger gave a talk titled “Transport Through Single-Molecule Junctions: Interference, Thermopower, and the Role of Self-Interaction Effects.” Then he visited Jose Hoyos Neto in São Carlos, which is a couple of hours from São Paulo by car. Hoyos Neto was a post-doc at Duke from November 2007 to August 2009, and is now on the faculty at the Institute of Physics of São Carlos, which is part of the University of São Paulo at São Carlos. Baranger gave a talk on “Tunable Electron-Electron Correlations in Quantum Wires and Dots.”

More pictures from Prof. Baranger's trip can be viewed here.