Past Condensed Matter Seminars

1st semester 2000/1

5.11.00
Marshal Onelion,
University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Coexistence of SC and FM

12.11.00
M. Zindlekht
Stochastic Resonances in Nb

19.11.00
Z. Ovadyahu
Dephasing time

26.11.00
R. Ketzmerick
Dresden
Conductance Fluctuations of Generic Quantum Dots: Fractal or Isolated?

03.12.00
Ady Stern
Weizmann Inst.
FQHE

10.12.00
Rafi De Picciotto
Bell labs.
Four-terminal resistance of a ballistic quantum wire

17.12.00
Dan Rich
USC
Optical Studies of Semiconductor Quantum Dots

24.12.00
Ehoud Pazi,   Trieste.

31.12.00
Shimshon Barad, Tel-Aviv U.

7.1.01
Eran Sterrer KAMAG
Metalization of Hydrogen

14.1.01
Eli Zeldov
Weizmann inst.


2nd semester 2001

4.3.01
Doron Cohen
"Driven Quantum Systems - Dissipation and Dephasing"

5.3.01 (Monday!)
Felix Izrailev
"Localization and the Mobility Edges in 1D Mesoscopic Systems with Long-Range Correlated Potentials"

 12.3.01 (Monday!)
Alex Kamenev
Replica Treatment of the Calogero--Sutherland Model .

18.3.01
Oded Agam
"Faraday waves in containers of nonintegrable shapes: Chaos, interactions, and spontaneous symmetry breaking"

25.3.01
Boris Altshuler

1.4.01
FETE

15.4.01
Shmuel Fishman
"Relaxation and diffusion in chaotic systems"

22.4.01
Dr. Matthias Bode  Hamburg
Correlation of structural, electronic and magnetic properties by STM/STS: rare-earth metals

29.4.01
Jay Feinberg
Highly localized states in driven dissipative systems: Oscillons and Propagating solitary states

7.5.01 (Monday)
Alexander Gerber
High field stability and memory effects of the critical state in type II superconductors

13.5.01
Avi Schiller
Theory of the Quantum Mirage

21.5.01
Bryan Statt
Univ. of Toronto
Chains, Planes and Density Waves: the Ortho II Phase of YBCO

3.6.01
Victor Belinicher
Weizmann &  Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Novosibirsk,
Spin Fluctuations in Disordered Quantum Antiferromagnet

10.6.01
Eric Akkermans
Vortices in mesoscopic superconductors: Equilibrium properties and metastable states."

17.6.01
Rob Whitney
Does Berry phase exist for  a system coupled to its environment?

18.6.01
Ron Folman
Universit?t Heidelberg
Manipulating ultra cold atoms on nanofabricated surfaces.


1st semester 2001/2

 21.10.01
Aviad Fridman
"The superconductor insulator transition in systems of ultra-small grains".

28.10.01
Dr. Eugene Kamenetskii
Electrical and Computer Engineering, BGU
Classical Electrodynamics and Quantum Mechanics Aspects of Artificial Electromagnetic Material Problems

4.11.01
Haim Diamant
James Franck Institute, University of Chicago
New soft structures under stress

11.11.01
Yoram Dagan
On the origin of time reversal symmetry breaking in YBCO supercondictors

18.11.01
special seminar
Paula Rojt
Luttinger liquid behavior in tunnelling through a quantum dot

18.11.01
Assa Auerbach
The Plaquette Boson Fermion Model of Cuprate Superconductors

25.11.01
Ehoud Pazy
Novel ideas for the implementation of quantum computation.

2.12.01
Lior Klein
The Breakdown of Matthiessen's Rule in Ruthenates

9.12.01
Shahar Richter
TAU
Nanoscale Fabrication and Characterization Of Semiconductors materials and Devices Using Scanning Probe Techniques

18.12.01
Eli Eisenberg
Quantum dots beyond RMT: dephasing effects

23.12.01
 Sergey Kravchenko
Northeastern University, Boston
"Metal-insulator transition and possible ferromagnetic instability in 2D".

30.12.01
Yael Radzyner
Bar-Ilan
Disorder- and thermally-driven vortex-lattice melting in La2-xSrxCuO4

6.1.02
Jerusalem workshop -- no seminar

13.1.02
D. I. Golosov
Theoretical Physics, Oxford, UK
Spin waves, Phase separation and Domain Walls in Double Exchange Magnets

20.1.02
Oded Milo
Scanning tunneling spectroscopy of semiconductor and superconductor  nanostructures

27.1.02
Professor Andre Perrin
CNRS    Rennes    France
Preparation and structure of thin film of  SrBi2Nb2O9


2nd semester 2002

10.3.02
Eran Sharon ,
The Center for Nonlinear Dynamics, The University of Texas at Austin
Multi-Scale Buckling in Thin Sheets

17.3.02
Alexander Shnirman
Dephasing of Josephson Qubits by Environment and Quantum Detectors

24.3.02
Danny Kandel
Configurational continuum: A new approach to continuum modeling of
discrete systems

7.4.02
Nathan Argaman
NRCN
Thermodynamics as a Foundation for Density Functional Theory

14.4.02
Gutman Dmitry
Shot Noise in the Disordered Metal

21.4.02
Alessandro  Silva
Weizmann  (student of Levit)
Controlled Dephasing of a Quantum Dot in the Kondo Regime.

28.4.02
Dr. Jeff Steinhauer
Weizmann
The Excitation Spectrum of a Bose-Einstein Condensate

5.5.02
Dror Orgad
The Hebrew University
Spectral Signatures of Stripes in the High Temperature Superconductors

12.5.02
Y. Band
BGU
Adiabaticity and Non-adiabaticity in Bose Condensate Dynamics

14.5.02 (special)
Prof. Leonid Pastur,
Centre de Mathmatiques de Jussieu, Universit Paris 7
On a random matrix model of relaxation

19.5.02
Prof. Ora Entin-Wohlman,
Tel Aviv University,
Adiabatic quantum pumping

 26.5.02
Yuval Gefen
Weizmann
Electron Scrambling in Disordered Systems

 9.6.02
Eran Lebanon
The Hebrew University,
The enhancement of the two-channel Kondo effect in quantum boxes

16.6.02
Moshe Schechter
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Pairing correlations and persistent currents: the role of the high energy  states."


1st semester 2002/3


21.10.02
Misha Reznikov, Technion
"Measurements of the thermodynamic  magnetization of the 2D electron gas on Si".



28.10.02  
Doron Cohen, BGU
Classical and quantum pumping in closed systems



4.11.02        
Yariv Kafri,  Weizmann
When do driven (non-equilibrium) systems exhibit long-range order ?



11.11.02
Yigal Meir,   BGU
The "0.7 anomaly" in quantum point contacts:  The puzzle and its resolution.



Nov 18   
Itamar Borukhov
Linker-Assisted Biopolymer Aggregation



25.11.02      
Satyajit Banerjee, Weizmann
Phases of vortex matter in the presence of columnar defects: a magneto-optical study of BSCCO superconductors



2.12.02    
Dan Shahar, Weizmann
The quantum Hall effect in mesoscopic conductors".



9.12.02     
Jung,   BGU
"Dynamic ordered-disordered vortex phase coexistence as a source of excess noise"



16.12.02   
Ron Folman, Heidelberg
recent results from the atom chip and future directions



23.12.02   
Boris Khaykovich
Enhancement of long-range magnetic order by magnetic field in superconducting La2CuO(4+y).



30.12.02   
Shahal Ilani,    Condensed Matter Dept., Weizmann Institute
The Microscopic Nature of Localized States in the Integer and Fractional Quantum Hall Regimes



6.1.02
Vladimir Kogan, Ames Laboratory & Physics Dept. of Iowa State University, Ames IA, USA
Anisotropy of superconducting MgB_2



13.1.02
Gil Refael   Dept of Physics, Harvard Univ,
Superconductivity and Dissipation in Josephson Junctions, Grains and Nanowires.



21.1.03 (Tuesday)
Ido Ussishkin    Princeton
Superconducting fluctuations and the physics of the "pseudogap"





2nd semester



24.2.03 
"Feinberg Joshua" <joshua@physics.technion.ac.il>
complexity of analog computation





3.3.03
Eugene Kanzieper, Weizmann
On Exact Integrability of Replica Field Theories



10.3.03
Moshe Schwartz, Tel-Aviv Univ.
KPZ and the non-linear stochastic systems



24.3.03    
Thomas Dittrich, Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional, Santafe' de Bogota' ,Colombia.
Nonlinear Quantum Transport: Chaotic Ratchets and Pumps





31.3.03 
Kostantine Kikoin,   BGU
Dynamical symmetries in Kondo tunnelling



6.4.03 
Alexander Palevski, Tel Aviv Univ.
Superconductor critical current in SNS and SFS junctions.





5.5.03
Prof. Vadim Atsarkin, Institute of Radio Engineering & Electronic, Russian Academy of Science.
"Measuring extremely fast electrons spin-lattice relaxation time : The method and applications to new materials"



12.5.03  
Eldad Bettelheim, Hebrew Univ.
Saffman-Taylor Figering, Integrability and Tip-Splitting





19.5.03  
Yacov Kantor, Tel Aviv Univ.
Knots in macromolecules



25.5.03    
Omry Gat, Technion
Semiclassical analysis of magnetic oscillations in the Hofstadter model



2.6.03    
Boris Shapira, Technion
"Random Lasing" and the Statistics of Rare Events.





9.6.03 
Sharon May-Tal Beck , NRCN
Probing point defects in materials using Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy





16.6.03  
Yonatan Dubi,   BGU
A percolation approach to phase transitions in 2D electorn systems



30.6.03   
Elad Shopen, BGU
Fractional Charge Tunneling in the Quantum Hall Regime".







Condensed matter Seminars 2003/04



3.11.03
Alexander Gerber   Tel Aviv Univ.
Extraordinary Hall effect and nanoscale magnetism



10.11.03 
Ophir Auslaender    Weizmann
Measurement of Spin-Charge Separation and Spontaneous Localization in One-Dimensional Wires





17.11.03    
Yoav Tsori    Physique de la Matiere Condensee, college-de-france
Can electric fields induce phase transitions in simple fluids?



24.11.03  
Oded Farago Materials Research Laboratory, University of California at Santa Barbara
Membrane elasticity - computational modeling and theoretical study



1.12.03
Yuval Oreg   Weizmann
Two-Channel Kondo Effect in a Modified Single Electron Transistor



8.12.03  
Tsampikos Kottos    MPI Gottingen.
On the distribution of resonances and Wigner delay times from random structures



15.12.03
Richard Berkovits   Bar Ilan
Discrete charging of a quantum dot strongly coupled to external leads



22.12.03  
Kanigel Amit   Technion
Interplay between magnetism and superconductivity in the cuprates



30.12.03     
Kafri Yariv   Harvard
Dynamics of molecular motors on heterogeneous tracks



31.12.03
Joseph Shinar, Ames Iowa
Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance Studies of pi-Conjugated Materials and Organic Light-Emitting Devices (OLEDs)



12.1.04  
Eric Akkermans
Dephasing and decoherence in the multiple scattering of photons by cold atomic gases."



19.1.04    
Dr. Yuval Yaish     Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics, Cornell University
Electrical and Electromechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Transistors



21.1.03
Kensuke Kobayashi, Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP), University of Tokyo
Phase and coherence of electrons through a quantum hybrid system





2nd semester 2004



1.3.04  
G. Sambandamurthy,  Weizmann
Superconductor-insulator transition in disordered thin films





8.3.04
Efrat Shimshoni, Oranim & Tecnion
Thermal Conductivity of Spin-1/2 Chains



15.3.04  
Lior Klein, Bar-Ilan
Manganites: from the colossal to the giant



22.3.04
Tomosuke Aono, BGU
Adiabatic pumping in the Kondo regime



29.3.04
Holger Schanz, University of Goettingen, Germany
Semiclassics of open quantum dots: from interfering trajectories to shot noise



14.4.04
Mikhail Kiselev, Institut für Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik, University of Würzburg, Germany.
Resonance Kondo tunneling through a double quantum dot.



19.4.04  
Denis Golosov, Weizmann
Colossal magnetoresistance, Double Exchange Magnetism, and Hubbard Interaction



3.5.04
Alexander Shnirman, Karlsruhe
"Spin dynamics in Josephson junctions"



12.5.04
Michael Wilkinson, Open University, UK
Path coalescence and caustics in turbulent aerosols



17.5.04
Grzegorz Jung,  BGU
Magnetic domains and transport properties of low doped manganite single crystals.





24.5.04
Nir Gov    WIS
bcc Helium: a coherent quantum solid



31.5.04
Akiva Feintuch
ESR Imaging of Charge Motion in a one-dimensional Organic Conductor



7.6.04 
Igor Kuzmenko, BGU
Spectrum and Optical Properties of Quantum Crossbars



14.6.04   
Shimshon Barad, Tel Aviv Univ.
Non-Equilibrium magnetization dynamics in nickel on a sub-picosecond time scale





Condensed matter Seminars 2004/05







18.10.04
Ralf Metzler, Nordita
Physical aspects of single DNA and its interaction with binding proteins.



25.10.04
Vitaly Braude, Hebrew Univ.
Excitation of spin waves in superconducting ferromagnets.



1.11.04
Ofir Alon, Heidelberg      
Effective one-body methods for cold bosonic atoms: Fragmentation, fermionization, and various quantum phases in optical lattices



8.11.04
Yoram Dagan, Univ. Maryland
Quantum critical behavior in the electron doped high Tc superconductor Pr_(2-x)Ce_xCuO_4



15.11.04
Navot Israeli, Weizmann
Coarse-graining of cellular automata and the predictability of complex systems.



22.11.04
Baruch Rosenstein, Hsinchu 30050, T National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Quantitative theory of vortex matter in type-II superconductors".



29.11.04
Eshel Faraggi, Florida International University
What is Complex?



6.12.04 
Arcadi Shehter, Weizmann
Chiral spin resonance and spin-Hall conductivity in the presence of the electron-electron interactions



13.12.04
Iddo Ussishkin, Minesota
The Nernst effect: from critical behavior in cuprates to Dirac quasiparticles



14.12.04
Ido Golding, Dept. Molecular Biology, Princeton
Tracking RNA Dynamics in Live Bacteria



20.12.04  
Dmitri Gutman, James Franck Institute, Chicago
Kinetic theory of fluctuations in conductings systems



27.12.04
Prof. Eva Andrei  Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers Univ.
Dynamic Phase Diagram and Glassiness of a Moving Vortex Lattice



3.1.05
Elad Caspi, NRCN
Magnetocrytalline anisotropy and exchange interaction in RCo3B2



9.1.05
Eran Lebanon, Rutgers
"Non equilibrium noise peak in magnetically doped mesoscopic wires".






Condensed matter Seminars 2005/06


31.10.05      
Benoit Douçot, Universitès Paris 6 et 7
Aharonov-Bohm cages



7.11.05  
Yair Srebro , Department of Physics, Technion
Minimal Modeling of Driven Dissipative Systems



14.11.05
Zvi Ovadyahu   Hebrew Univ.
Anderson Insulators as Quantum Glasses





21.11.05
Elad Dotan, BGU Creation and Propagation of Normal Zone in YBCO thin films 28.11.05  Doron Cohen, BGU
Semi linear response, the absorption of radiation by small conducting particles, and the conductance of mesoscopic devices



5.12.05   
Ehud Altman, Weizmann
Superfluid-insulator transition in a moving system of interacting bosons



12.5.05
David Shaltiel  Hebrew Univ.
Interaction of AC Magnetic Field with Fluxons (Josephson solitons) in High Anisotropy Superconductors Bi2212 (Tc=92K) and Bi2223 (Tc=110K)



19.12.05 
Amit Kanigel, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
From Fermi arcs to Nodal Metal: Scaling of the Pseudogap with temperature and doping



26.12.05
Moshe Schechter
Quantum spin glass and the dipolar interaction







2.1.06  
Tsvi Tlusty, Weizmann
Emergence of biological codes as phase transitions induced by error-load topology





9.1.06
Ady Vaknin, Harvard
Mechanics of chemoreceptor signaling in bacteria




10.1.07
Daniel  Khomski, University of Cologne, Germany
Orbitally-driven superstructures in correlated electron systems



12.1.07
Eran Lebanon, Hebrew Univ.
Schwinger boson approach with phase coherence for an Andeson impurity



15.1.06  
Eshel Farragi, Florida Int. Univ.
On a possible solution to the dynamic scaling of hysteresis problem



16.1.06   
David Schmeltzer, City College NY





17.1.06
Prof. T. Komeda
Dynamic process of molecules on the surface investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy



23.1.06       
Ady Stern, Weizmann
Interference and transport in the \nu=5/2 non-abelian quantum Hall state





30.1.06        
Amir Kohen, Institut des Nanosciences de Paris, France
Superconductivity probes superconductivity