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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.

Spring 2016 schedule

  • 01/14/2016 (2:30pm): Andrey Antipov, University of Michigan
    Correlations in quantum systems: transport, criticality and localization
  • 01/21/2016 (2:30pm): Jeongwan Haah, MIT
    Detecting topological order: Mathematical and numerical criteria
  • 03/10/2016: Bruce Normand, Boulder
    Finite-temperature dynamics of highly frustrated quantum magnets
  • 03/24/2016 (2:30pm): Dominic Williamson, University of Vienna
    Gauging on the lattice: (2+1)D SPTs and (3+1)D Haah Code
  • 03/24/2016 (3:35pm): Yasuyuki Kawahigashi, University of Tokyo
    From vertex operator algebras to local conformal nets and back
  • 04/18/2016 (2:30pm): Titus Neupert, Princeton
    Bosons that cannot condense

Fall 2015 schedule

  • 09/15 (2:30pm): Chao-Ming Jian, Stanford University
    Long-range mutual information and topological uncertainty principle
  • 10/06/2015 (3:30pm): Tian Yang, Stanford University
    Volume conjectures for Reshetikhin-Turaev and Turaev-Viro invariants
  • 10/13 (2:30pm): Thomas Scaffidi, Oxford
    Symmetry-Protected Topological States from Conformal Field Theories
  • 10/27 (2:30pm): Dmitry Pikulin, UBC
    Strongly interacting Majorana fermions on the surface of 3d topological insulators
  • 11/10 (2:30pm): Vedika Khemani, Princeton
    Dynamical Response of Many Body Localized Systems
  • 11/17 (2:30pm): Yin-Chen He, MPI-PKS Dresden
    Chiral spin liquid in kagome antiferromagnets and its physical origin as a gauged U(1) SPT phase
  • 11/24 (2:30pm): Yuval Baum, Weizmann
    Current at a distance and resonant transparency in Weyl semimetals

Spring 2015 schedule

  • 01/13 (2:30pm): Emmy Murphy, MIT
    Threshold sizes in contact geometry
  • 01/13 (3:30pm): Feng Luo, Rutgers
  • 01/15 (2:30pm in South Hall 6635): Emmy Murphy, MIT
    Flexibility among Stein manifolds
  • 02/19: Romain Vasseur, UC Berkeley
    Anyonic quantum glasses and many-body delocalization transitions
  • 02/25: Tim Hsieh, MIT/KITP
    Topological Crystalline Insulators
  • 03/17 (2:30pm): Mike Petersen, CSULB
    Exact Diagonalization studies of Abelian and non-Abelian States in 2/3-filled Bilayer Fractional Quantum Hall
  • 03/17 (3:10pm): Yang-Le Wu, U Maryland
    Monte Carlo energetics of ν = 2/3 quantum Hall bilayers
  • 03/17 (3:50pm): Mike Zaletel, Station Q
    Numerical evidence for spin-charge separated non-Abelions in nu = 1/3 + 1/3 quantum Hall bilayers
  • 04/14 (2:30pm): Andrei Bernevig, Princeton
    New Advances in Systems with Spin-Orbit Coupling: Weyl Semimetals, Majorana Fermions and 3D Doubled Quantum Spin Hall
  • 05/13 (2:30pm): Victor Galitski, U Maryland
    Topological Kondo Insulators
  • 05/13 (11:00am): Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Harvard
    Quantum Computing for Chemistry: Opportunities for near-term devices

  • 05/13 (2:30pm): Victor Galitski, U Maryland
    Topological Kondo Insulators

  • 05/15 (2:00pm): Claire Levaillant
    Approximate 2-qubit entangling gate with Fibonacci anyons

  • 06/03 (2:30pm): Scott Morrison, Australian National University
    On the diversity of fusion categories

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
  • 12/08 (3:00pm): Scott Geraedts, Caltech
    Numerical Study of a Bosonic Topological Insulator in Three Dimensions
  • 12/11 (11:00am): Jonathan Ruhman, Weizmann Institute
    Topological states in gapless one-dimensional systems
  • 12/17: Eliot Kapit, City University of New York
    Dissipative self-assembly of exotic quantum states
  • 12/18 (2:00pm): Vaughan Jones, Vanderbilt University
    Block spin renormalization, subfactors, Thompson groups and knots

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