Condensed and Living Matter Seminars

Upcoming Condensed and Living Matter Seminars



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Low energy structure of spiral spin liquid -- momentum vortices and connection to smectic & rank-2 U(1) gauge theory"

Han Yan (Rice University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

Spiral spin liquids are a class of spin liquids that feature a ring degeneracy of its ground states. Over the years, a concrete physical picture of its spin liquid nature has not been established,…

Past Condensed and Living Matter Seminars



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Investigating order parameter dynamics and control in quantum materials using terahertz spectroscopy"

Richard Averitt (UC San Diego)
- See Zoom link below

Dynamics and control of quantum materials using light has emerged as a frontier research area.  There are numerous possibilities to investigate including photoinduced metastability, creating…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Designer quantum materials for new sensing paradigms"

Shengxi Huang , Penn State
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4 - also see Zoom link below

Emerging quantum materials, such as novel two-dimensional (2D) materials and topologically nontrivial materials, have gained increasing…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Information bottleneck approaches to representation learning"

David Schwab (CUNY)
- See Zoom link below

Extracting relevant information from data is crucial for all forms of learning. The information bottleneck (IB) method formalizes this, offering a mathematically precise and conceptually appealing…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "The rich inner life of the cell nucleus: Dynamic organization, active flows and emergent rheology"

Alexandra Zidovska (NYU)
- See Zoom link below

The nucleus is the control center of the cell, containing genetic material essential for life. Yet, the physical principles underlying its organization in space and time remain a mystery. In this talk, I…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Phase Separation Inside Cells "

Ned Wingreen (Princeton University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4 - also See Zoom link below

Biologists have recently come to appreciate that eukaryotic cells are home to a multiplicity of non-membrane bound compartments, many of which form and dissolve as needed for the cell to function.…