Fall 2011 Condensed Matter Seminar

All seminars are Thursday at 12pm in the Gamow Tower 11th floor commons room, unless otherwise noted

To receive email announcements for these seminars, or for other questions, please contact Dmitry Reznik, dmitry.reznik@colorado.edu

Date Title Speaker
9/1/11
The Density Matrix Renormalization Group applied to Quantum
Information, Quantum Chemistry, and Condensed Matter Systems
Reinhard Noack
University of Marburg
9/8/11
Competition between commensurate and incommensurate magnetism in Fe(1+y)Te

Dan Parshall

9/15/11
Acoustic Approach in Converting Heat to Electricity
Orest Symko
University of Utah
9/22/11

TBA

TBA

9/29/11
TBA

 TBA

10/6/11
Using a Confocal Rheoscope to Investigate Soft Squishy Materials
Itai Cohen
Cornell University
10/13/11
Discovery of 100 unreported A2BX4 metal-chalcogenide compounds via first-principles thermodynamics
Vladan Stevanovic
NREL
10/20/11
Smart Materials for Architecture and Renewable Energy
Dick Broer
Eindhoven University of Technology
10/27/11
Relevance of electron-phonon coupling matrix elements to the charge-density-wave transitions in the dichalcogenides NbSe2 and TiSe2
Frank Weber
Karlsruhe Institute of TEchnology
11/3/11

Addressing the Challenge of Truly Large Scale Photovoltaics: the Industrial and Thermodynamic Potentials of Organic Solar Cells

Sean Shaheen
Denver University
11/10/11
False positive and false negative assignment of Topological Insulator in DFT Xiuwen Zhang
NREL
11/17/11
Understanding doping of insulators, magnets and transparent conductors -- the problem of self-regulating response Alex Zunger
University of Colorado
12/1/11
Liquid Crystal Based Variable Light Attenuation For Switchable Solar Heat Gain Coefficient Application Bahman Taheri
AlphaMicron, Inc
12/8/11
Spindle Assembly and Architecture:  From Laser Ablation to Microtubule Nucleation Dan Needleman,
Harvard University
12/14/11
Photo-Physics and Renewable Energy Applications of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Jeff Blackburn
NREL

TBA TBA

TBA TBA

TBA TBA

TBA TBA

Spring 2011 Seminar