# 2011 Seminar Archive

- Soft Matter Seminar: Jamming and Flow of Soft Particle Suspensions

Friday, January 28, 2011 – 1:15pm

Kerstin Nordstrom - CMT Seminar: Interacting Hofstadter spectrum of bosons in an artificial gauge field

Monday, January 31, 2011 – 3:15pm

Stephen Powell - CMT Seminar: Probing quantum systems through adiabatic dynamics

Friday, February 11, 2011 – 1:30pm

Claudia De Grandi - Soft Matter Seminar: Mechanics of Swimming Microorganisms

Friday, February 18, 2011 – 1:15pm

Thomas Powers - Cytoskeletal dynamics in mechanically loaded sensory neurons

Friday, March 4, 2011 – 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Sameer B. Shah - Soft Matter Seminar: Periodically Sequenced Peptides: A New Tool for Nanoscale Materials Synthesis

Friday, March 18, 2011 – 1:15pm – 2:30pm

Raymod Tu - Multiscale modeling of suspensions: application to cement based materials

Friday, April 1, 2011 – 1:15pm – 2:30pm

Nicos Martys - Soft Matter Seminar: From macro- to nanoscale: Optical Microscopy and Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) as tools for investigating the morphology of polymer nanocomposites

Friday, April 8, 2011 – 1:15pm – 2:30pm

Mauro Zammarano - Special Statistical Physics Seminar: Monte Carlo Methods for Rough Free Energy Landscapes

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 – 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Jon Machta - Soft Matter Seminar: TBA

Friday, April 15, 2011 – 1:15pm – 2:30pm

Raimon Sunyer - Soft Matter Seminar: HYDROLYTICALLY DEGRADABLE POLY(ETHYLENE GLYCOL) (PEG) AS A TUNABLE SCAFFOLD FOR NEURAL TISSUE ENGINEERING

Friday, April 29, 2011 – 1:15pm

Silviya Zustiak - The Polymer Processing Lab on a Chip

Friday, May 6, 2011 – 1:15pm – 2:30pm

Kalman Migler - CMT Seminar: Chern Numbers in Time-of-Flight Images

Monday, May 9, 2011 – 3:15pm

Noah Bray-Ali - Soft Matter Seminar: Droplet Formation in Freely Falling Granular Streams

Friday, May 13, 2011 – 1:15pm – 2:15pm

John Royer - CMT Seminar: Aspects of non-equilibrium dynamics in quantum critical systems

Monday, May 16, 2011 – 3:15pm

Krishnendu Sengupta - Soft Matter Seminar: Nature and Nurture: making soft materials with biomolecules in two ways

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 – 1:15pm – 2:15pm

John Crocker - Soft Matter Seminar: Shear flows near jamming

Friday, May 20, 2011 – 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Brian Tighe - CMT seminar: The generalized gradient approximation in ultracold atomic physics

Monday, May 23, 2011 – 3:15pm – 4:30pm

Hulikal Krishnamurthy - CMT seminar: Electron Beam Tuning of Transport in Carbon Nanodevices

Monday, June 6, 2011 – 3:15pm – 4:30pm

Keith Williams - CMT Seminar: Classical-field methods for finite-temperature Bose gases

Monday, June 27, 2011 – 3:15pm

Tod Wright - CMT Seminar: Thermoelectrics: Applications, Materials Optimization, and Metrology

Monday, July 11, 2011 – 3:15pm – 4:30pm

Joshua Martin - CMT Seminar: Strong correlation effects on capacitance

Monday, July 18, 2011 – 3:15pm – 4:30pm

Simon Hale - Special CMT seminar Progress toward observation of quantum phase transitions in 2-d triangular ion arrays in the NIST 9Be+ Penning trap

Thursday, July 21, 2011 – 3:15pm – 4:30pm

Joe Britton - Thesis Proposal presentation

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 – 2:00pm

Julie Schoening - Theoretical and computational modeling of physical processes in reduced dimensional systems: how well can we understand reality?

Thursday, September 15, 2011 – 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Vincent Meunier - CMT Seminar: Strong Correlations in Gases of Atoms and Molecules: superfluid, solid and supersolid phases of matter

Friday, September 30, 2011 – 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Guido Pupillo - CMT Seminar: Nonequilibrium steady state for strongly-correlated many-body systems: a variational cluster approach

Monday, November 7, 2011 – 3:00pm – 4:15pm

Michael Knap - CMT Seminar: Probing metal-insulator transitions with Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations

Monday, November 21, 2011 – 3:15pm

Thereza Paiva - CMT Seminar: Finite-temperature properties and phase transitions of frustrated magnetic systems

Monday, December 5, 2011 – 3:15pm

Ehsan Khatami