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Station Q Seminars and Events

Our seminar takes place on Wednesdays at 2:30pm in our seminar room (Elings Hall 2250), unless otherwise noted below.

Fall 2014 schedule

  • 08/05: Joseph Maciejko, Princeton
    Nematic order in fractional quantum Hall liquids
  • 09/30: Ronny Thomale, Würzburg University
    Interacting surface states of three-dimensional topological insulators
  • 10/09: Andriy Nevidomskyy, Rice University
    New multicritical point in the frustrated spin-1 chain
  • 11/03 (2:30pm): Michael Kolodrubetz, Boston University
    Universality in ramps of closed quantum systems
  • 11/18 (11am): Barry Bradlyn, Yale
    Viscous and Thermal Transport in Topological Phases
  • 11/18 (2:30pm): Torsten Karzig, Caltech
    Shortcuts to braiding of Majorana modes

Spring 2014 schedule

  • 01/07: David Clarke, Caltech
    Hybrid Superconductor/Quantum Hall Devices: Parafermionic Zero Modes and their Applications
  • 01/14: Dong Liu, Michigan State
    Dissipation in Quantum Tunneling: A Platform for Quantum Phase Transitions and a Majorana Signature Filter
  • 03/25: Maxim Vavilov, U Wisconsin
    Counting Statistics of Photons Emitted by a Double Quantum Dot
  • 03/27: Simon Trebst, University of Cologne
    Majorana metal on the hyperoctagon lattice
  • 03/14: Bruce Normand, Renmin University, Beijing
    Tensor renormalization of quantum many-body systems using projected entangled simplex states
  • 04/29: Xie Chen, Berkeley
    'Gauging' Time Reversal Symmetry in Tensor Network States
  • 05/01: Alex Levchenko, U. Michigan
    Kinetics of spin-charge coupled one-dimensional electron liquids
  • 05/08: Jutho Haegeman, Ghent
    MPO-injectivity and Topologically Ordered PEPS
  • 05/20: Mike Levin, University of Chicago
    Braiding statistics and symmetry-protected topological phases
  • 07/01: Oliver Buerschaper, Perimeter Institute
    A non-commuting stabilizer formalism

Fall 2013 schedule

  • 08/13 and 08/14 (9-11m and 1-3pm): Cirprian Manolescu, UCLA
    The triangulation conjecture
  • 10/01: Mike Zaletel, UC Berkeley
    Exact matrix product states for the quantum Hall effect - from conformal block wave functions to tensor networks
  • 10/03: Matthew Gilbert, UIUC
    Interplay between Topology and Superconductivity in 2D Time-Reversal Invariant Insulators
  • 10/04 (11:00 am): Ravin Bhatt, Princeton
    Anderson model of localization: Has the fat lady sung yet?
  • 10/08: Titus Neupert, Princeton

    Fractional Chern insulators in doped irradiated grapheme

  • 10/22: Curt von Keyserlingk, Oxford
    Exactly solvable models of topological matter in 3D

  • 10/30 (2:00 pm): Mike Freedman, Station Q
    Ginzburg-Landau superconductivity with exotic covariant derivatives

  • 10/31: Shivaji Sondhi, Princeton
    Non-equilibrium topological matter
  • 11/05: Pavel Ioselevich, Landau Institute
    Tunneling into a Majorana fermion
  • 11/12: Jeffrey Teo, UIUC
    Twist Defects in Topological Systems with Anyonic Symmetries
  • 11/13 (11am): Gideon Wachtel, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
    Critical temperature enhancement in a composite superconductor
  • 11/19: Yang-Le Wu, Princeton
    Quantum Hall Wave Functions: Lattice Models and Non-Abelian Quasiholes

Spring 2013 schedule

  • 01/07 - 03/28: KITP Workshop Control of Complex Quantum Systems
    For the current schedule, refer to the KITP weekly schedule
  • 02/19: Joe Polchinski, KITP
    Black Holes: Complementarity of Firewalls
  • 04/02 (2:00pm): Alexey Soluyanov, ETH Zurich
    Wannier functions and topological invariants
  • 05/02: Ali Yazdani, Princeton
    Majorana Fermions in Chains of Magnetic Atoms on a Superconductor
  • 06/04: Taylor Hughes, UIUC
    Geometric response and topological defects in topological insulators and superconductors

  • 06/11: Anton Akhmerov, Harvard
    Macroscopic manipulation of Majorana fermions with superconducting circuits

Fall 2012 schedule

  • 09/18: Zhengcheng Gu, Caltech
    Duality between symmetry protected topological order and intrinsic
    topological order
  • 09/25: Guifre Vidal, Perimeter Institute
    Characterizing topological order by studying the ground statesof an infinite cylinder
  • 10/04: Jonathan Ruhman, Weizmann
    Tunable magnetism and strong correlations in the STO/LAO interface
  • 10/16: Xiao-Gang Wen, Perimeter Institute
    Symmetry protected topological/"trivial" (SPT) phases
  • 10/19: Andrew Potter, MIT
    Coexistence of Ferromagnetism and Superconductivity at LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Interfaces
  • 10/30 (10:30am): Paul Bruillard, Texas A&M
    Topological Quantum Computation – Classification of Premodular Categories and Wang’s Conjecture
  • 10/31: Liza Huijse, Harvard
    A multi-critical point of strongly interacting itinerant fermions with supersymmetry
  • 11/01: Zlatko Papic, Princeton
    Aspects of tunability of the interactions in the quantum Hall effect: probing the interplay of topology, quantum geometry and symmetry breaking
  • 11/05: Maissam Barkeshli, Stanford
    Synthetic Topological Qubits in Conventional Bilayer Quantum Hall Systems
  • 11/06 (10:30am): Miles Stoudenmire, UC Irvine
    Exact Calculations in the 1D Continuum for DFT and Beyond
  • 11/06: Wei Pan, Sandia National Lab
    Spin transition in the nu=8/3 fractional quantum Hall effect
  • 11/27 (2:00pm): Jeongwan Haah, Caltech
    An exotic spin model and topological phase in 3D
  • 11/28: Adam Nahum, Oxford
    Loop models, vortex lines, and SU(n) magnets