Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:00pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A, room 1464
Speaker: Xiaoming Mao, University of Michigan
Topological states of matter have been intensively studied in crystals, leading to fascinating phenomena such as scattering-free edge current in topological insulators. However, the power of topological protection goes well beyond ordered crystal lattices. In this talk we explore how topology... Read More »
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Eva Andrei (Rutgers University)
** This event has been cancelled. **Title and abstract forthcoming.Faculty host: Harold BarangerRefreshments will be available before the event in room 130.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 3:30pm
Speaker: Marko Cetina (University of Maryland)
"A Midscale Quantum Computer Based on Trapped Ions"At University of Maryland, we have constructed a fully programmable, ion-based quantum computer with the goal of realizing an error-corrected logical quantum bit.I will report on the performance of our integrated device, including operation with... Read More »
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 11:30am
Speaker: Volker Blum (Duke University)
Layered 2d hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites (HOIPs) can be created by combining a wide range of possible inorganic components with an even broader range of organic molecules, offering considerable flexibility to fine-tune their synthesizability and properties. This talk focuses on computational... Read More »
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 12:00pm
Speaker: Xing He (Duke University)
The quantum paraelectric behavior and strongly anharmonic lattice dynamics of SrTiO3 have attracted interest for decades. Reflecting the incipient ferroelectric (FE) instability near the quantum critical point and couplings between transverse acoustic (TA) and optic (TO) phonons, anomalous phonon... Read More »
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 7:30pm
Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Auditorium, Room 107
Speaker: Professor Paul Steinhardt (Princeton University, Albert Einstein Professor in Science, Department of Physics)
This lecture is hosted by the Duke University Chemistry and Physics Departments.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A, room 1464
Speaker: Harm-Anton Klok
The first part of this lecture centers around the use of surface-initiated, controlled radical polymerization for the preparation of thin, surface tethered polymer films ("polymer brushes"). We will show that chain stretching of surface-grafted polymers in good solvents amplifies the tension at... Read More »
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Frank N. von Hippel (Princeton)
** Canceled. **"Reducing the danger from nuclear weapons. How physicists can help"Most of us thought that, with the end of the Cold War and the rise of democracy in Russia, the danger of a nuclear Armageddon had receded and what remained was to pilot a glide path to very a low level of de-alerted... Read More »
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Joel Moore (UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
** This event had been canceled. **"Topological Aspects of Electromagnetic Response in Metals"This talk begins with an introduction to how topological phases of electrons can generate quantized responses and emergent particles such as Weyl fermions. Various insulating topological phases are known... Read More »