Past Other Talks

Thu, 2018-08-02 11:00 - 12:00
Jae-Hoon Park, ( Max Plank )
Large spin-orbit coupling makes the magnetic eigenstate of the total angular momentum state with an admixed spin state and induces unusual magnetic behaviors. In cooperation with the crystal field, it could introduce the Kramers doublet in the magnetic ion site. Then the magnetism is described with the so-called spin-orbit coupled isospin 1/2, and the system often displays novel quantum magnetism behaviors. On the other hand, the admixed spin states possibly introduce anisotropic spin-spin interactions involving the inter-site hopping.
Tue, 2018-05-29 14:00 - 15:00
Dr. V.E. Shapiro
Thus far quantum mechanism is commonly treated in both fundamental and applied matters as an ultimate unifying guideline of nature inherent in ambient noise impact. For arguments sake I formulate a no go theorem and deduce its evidence with topology arguments disproving the quantum principle of the realm everywhere, both in and off detailed balance, and discuss principles of atomism on sure general grounds of non- integrable constraints with no relation to particle-wave double thinking.
Thu, 2018-04-26 08:30 - Sat, 2018-04-28 18:00
Ian Affleck et al


The Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute is pleased to invite you to attend the workshop:

30 years of AKLT: Interacting Systems in Low Dimensions


Invited Speakers

Wed, 2018-03-28 11:00 - 14:00
Caitlin Casey

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Dr. Caitlin Casey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas, where she researches galaxy formation and evolution. She is also highly engaged in work on topics of Equity and Inclusion. She will bring her acclaimed workshop, "The Ethical Gray Zone," to UBC on March 28th from 11 am - 2 pm. This workshop is targeted to academic researchers at all stages of their career, and focuses on topics like bullying, microaggressions and harassment.

Thu, 2018-03-15 12:40 - 13:45

What happens when two black holes collide? How can we generate electricity by mimicking photosynthesis? Would you like to discovery earth-like exoplanets, build a quantum computer, or image myelin in the human brain? Find out how - pursue a degree in the Department of Physics & Astronomy! This event is for students who are interested in entering a physics and/or astronomy degree program in their second year of study.


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Mon, 2018-03-12 11:00 - 12:30
Maureen Joel Lagos
Atomic-wide electron beams can be produced routinely in aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopes. Each probe electron carries impulse-like electric fields which can couple to the charge-density fluctuations of the probed system resulting in a large variety of excitations (phonons, plasmons, etc). Measurements of the amounts of energy and momentum transferred during those scattering processes allow the analysis of properties of the many-particle system that are relevant to the scattering of the probe.
Thu, 2018-03-08 12:20 - 13:50
Ken Clark (Queen's University)


Wed, 2018-03-07 10:30 - 12:00
Monica Allen
The nature of topological phases in solid state systems is a key outstanding research question, as it has been posited to play a critical role in enabling experimental realization of non-abelian statistics and emerging technologies such as topological quantum computation. In this talk, I will discuss how exotic phenomena can arise from the interplay of ferromagnetism and topology in relativistic materials and how these novel phases can be harnessed to build the next generation of quantum devices.
Mon, 2018-03-05 11:00 - 12:30
Junjie Zhang
Solid state materials are classified broadly as insulators, semiconductors, metals or superconductors based on their electrical properties. A superconductor possesses an electronic ground state with zero electrical resistance and total expulsion of magnetic fields. The origin of superconductivity has been a focus since its discovery in 1911, especially following the discovery of high temperature superconductivity in cuprates. Indeed, the nature of high-temperature superconductivity in cuprates remains a defining challenge.
Thu, 2018-03-01 11:00 - 12:30
David MacNeill
The 2004 isolation of graphene did more than introduce massless Dirac fermions to device physics -- it also introduced the Scotch tape exfoliation method. In this method, we create micron-sized and atomically-thin single crystals by repeatedly cleaving bulk layered crystals. This provides a new pathway for thin film synthesis complementary to more established techniques.
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