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Condensed Matter Physics Events

Previous Events

Modelling non-Markovian quantum systems using tensor networks

Friday 10 July 2020

Dr Brendon Lovett (University of St Andrews)

CMPi Seminar: Chemistry in the World’s Tiniest Test Tube

Friday 3 July 2020

Prof. Andrei Khlobystov is Professor of Nanomaterials at the School of Chemistry at Nottingham and the Director of Nanoscale & Microscale Research Centre. Andrei's research focuses on chemistry of carbon nanotubes and fullerenes and development of applications for these materials.

CMPi Seminar: Unveiling interfacial spin-orbit torques: the role of hidden spin-pseudospin entanglement

Friday 26 June 2020

Aires moved to York in 2014 to start his Royal Society University Research Fellowship, after a 3-year research position at the Graphene Research Centre, NUS, Singapore. On Friday, Aires will talk about the role of hidden spin-pseudospin entanglement in 2D crystal-ferromagnet interfaces.

CMPi Seminar: What determines the bandgap in the mixing phase Cu2ZnSn(SxSe1-x)4 : a first-principles study

Friday 19 June 2020

Chuanjia has been in York since 2018 after receiving his PhD at Beijing Computational Science Research Center, and he is currently a PDRA. He will talk about some first principles study on the mixing phase CZTSSe.

Colloquium: Weyl-like points from band inversions of spin-polarised surface states in NbGeSb

Friday 12 June 2020

Chris Hooley is a Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics. His research group works on various problems in strongly correlated quantum physics, including electrons in solids, cold-atom systems, and fermions moving in deformable manifolds.

Spin dynamics simulations of Iridium Manganese alloys & Quantum Coherent Communications

Friday 5 June 2020

This week's CMPi seminar will be delivered by Sarah Jenkins and Rupesh Kumar (10-15min talk each). Sarah just submitted her thesis and now is a research software engineer in Richard's group. She will talk about Spin Dynamics Simulations of Iridium Manganese Alloys. And Rupesh is currently a PDRA of Quantum Communications Hub. His expertise is in discrete as well as quantum key distribution systems.

The Quantum Communications Hub

Friday 29 May 2020

Our next virtual seminar via Zoom will be delivered by Tim Spiller, who is also the Director of the UK Quantum Communications Hub. He will talk about the development of phase 2 Quantum Hub.

An optical engine for convolutional neural networks

Friday 22 May 2020

Our first virtual seminar via Zoom will be delivered by Thomas Krauss, who leads the Photonics group. Thomas will talk about an optical solution for convolutional neural networks.

Making your way to a fellowship in the physical and life sciences: a Q&A with Early Career Researchers

Friday 13 March 2020

Are you a finalist PhD in Physics considering your academic career options, a postdoc in Biology looking to become more independent in your research direction, or an early career researcher in Electronics looking for fellowship funding?

Mini-workshop 13th March: CMPi/Nanocentre

Friday 13 March 2020

This CMPi/Nanocentre mini-workshop has two international speakers, Dr Alessandra Bellissimo from ETH Zürich, and Prof. Dr. Petra Rudolf, from University of Groningen, Netherlands.

Antiferromagnetic Insulatronics: Spintronics without magnetic fields and moving electrons

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Prof Mathias Kläui will visit the department as part of the IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer Programme.

Bismuth Oxyiodide Solar Absorbers: Defect-Tolerance and Photovoltaic Performance

Friday 28 February 2020

Dr Robert Hoye is from the Imperial College London

Selective degradation of emerging contaminants from water by molecularly imprinted photocatalysts

Friday 21 February 2020

Dr Giuliana Impellizzeri is from Catania UNIT and CNR IMM in Italy.

Scanning electron diffraction – Making sense of the structure of complex nanowires

Friday 31 January 2020

A seminar by Dr Alexander Eggeman (University of Manchester)

Chiral domain walls in thin magnetic films

Friday 24 January 2020

A seminar by Dr Thomas Moore (University of Leeds)

Earth-abundant materials for photovoltaics

Friday 17 January 2020

Dr Theodoros Dimopoulos (Austrian Institute of Technology)

Resonantly hybridized excitons in moiré superlattices in van der Waals heterostructures

Monday 9 December 2019

Prof. Alexander Tartakovskii is from the University of Sheffield

Visualizing and understanding materials at the atomic-scale using electron energy-loss spectroscopy and environmental TEM

Friday 6 December 2019

Dr Matthieu Bugnet is from CNRS, University of Lyon, France & SuperSTEM Facility

Kesterite CZTSSe solar cells: our insights in converting S-rich nanoparticles into Se-rich solar absorbers

Friday 29 November 2019

Dr Guillaume Zoppi is an associate professor from the Northumbria University, Newcastle

Photoelectron spectroscopy for the functional characterization of photoelectrodes

Friday 22 November 2019

Dr Freddy Oropeza is from the IMDEA Energy Institute in Spain.

Double moiré with a twist: super-moiré in encapsulated graphene

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Dr Lucian Covaci is from the University of Antwerp

Earth abundant solar absorbers: optical properties, band alignments and solar cells

Friday 15 November 2019

Prof Tim Veal is from the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy and Department of Physics, University of Liverpool

Extending the Inelastic Mean Free Path: From soft to hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Friday 8 November 2019

Dr Regoutz is a Lecturer in Materials Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. She is a CAMS-UK Fellow and holds a Visiting Scientist position at Diamond Light Source.

Quantum Sorting: a new paradigm of quantum measurement in electron microscopy

Friday 1 November 2019

Dr Vincenzo Grillo is from CNR-NANO, Institute of Nanoscience, Italy.

Quantum Phase Transitions in disordered nanostructures

Friday 25 October 2019

Guilherme A Canella is studying his PhD at Sao Paulo State University, Brazil

A geometrical approach to nanocatalysis

Friday 18 October 2019

Dr Francesca Baletto is from the Department of Physics at King's College London

Manipulation of charge density waves in transition metal dichalcogenides by strain and adsorbates

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Dr Fabrizio Cossu from the Asia Pacific Centre for Theoretical Physics in Korea

Exploring physical phenomena in 2D materials and their heterostructures via multifunctional scanning probe microscopy

Friday 27 September 2019

Prof. Oleg Kolosov is from the Physics Department and Materials Science Institute at the University of Lancaster

Secondary Electron (Energy) Matters

Friday 20 September 2019

Dr Cornelea Rodenburg is from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield

Broadband Ferromagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: The “Swiss Army Knife” for Understanding Spin-Orbit Phenomena

Monday 9 September 2019

Dr Justin Shaw, is one of the IEEE Magnetics Distinguished Lecturers in 2019

Spintronics with two-dimensional materials

Friday 6 September 2019

Dr Ahmet Avsar, from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Can science cope with open systems?

Friday 14 June 2019

Prof. Stefanovska runs the Nonlinear Biomedical Physics group at Lancaster University. Her research focuses on the physical principles underlying living systems.

Structure and properties of extended defects in materials through first principles calculations and electron microscopy

Friday 7 June 2019

Seminar by Dr Keith McKenna, CMPi Co-ordinator, University of York

Germanium spintronics with Heusler alloys & the growth of pseudo-gap Heisler-alloy films

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Prof. Kohei Hamaya - Department of Systems Innovation, Osaka University

TMD-on-Silicon Lasers

Friday 31 May 2019

Dr Yue (Christina) Wang will deliver a special CMpi seminar. Christina - a member of the Photonics group since 2013 - was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow September last year with her project TOAST - two-dimensional optical amplification for silicon technologies. This special seminar is therefore a good opportunity to learn about TOAST and her recent work on TMD lasers.

Charge Density-Wave States in Single-Layer Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides

Friday 17 May 2019

Phil King is a Royal Society URF and Professor of Physics at the School of Physics and Astronomy, St Andrews.

In-situ depth profiling of lithium in solid-electrolyte using ion and neutron beams

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Dr Koboyashi is research scientist working in the Photonics Control Technology team at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics

Thermomagnetic recording fidelity of nanometer sized iron: implications for planetary magnetism

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Wyn Williams is Professor of Mineral Physics at the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh.

Magnetocaloric Effect: From Energy Efficient Refrigeration to Fundamental Studies of Phase Transitions

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Professor Victorino Franco (University of Seville) is one of this year's IEEE Distinguished Lecturers

Brillouin optomechanical strong coupling

Friday 5 April 2019

Dr Michael Vanner is a Lecturer at the Department of Physics, ICL, where he leads the quantum measurement lab. His research interests include cavity quantum optomechanics, quantum photonics, and hybrid quantum systems.

Tuning Magnetic Anisotropy in Nanostructures for Biomedical and Electromagnetic Applications

Thursday 7 March 2019

Prof Hari Srikanth is a professor of physics at the University of South Florida (USF).

Methods for obtaining the exact density functional

Friday 1 March 2019

Dr Baker is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut Quantique, Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

Magnetooptical effects: enhancement by structures and application

Thursday 14 February 2019

Prof Hironaga Uchida is visiting from Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan

Spin and energy resolved imaging with Scanning Field-Emission Microscopy (SFEM)

Friday 1 February 2019

This seminar will review Dr Walker's collaborative work recently developed at ETH Zürich, which aimed to apply a newly developed Scanning Field-Emission Microscopy technique to investigations of magnetic samples.

Introduction to the Questaal LMTO Suite

Friday 18 January 2019

Dr Jackson specialises in f-electron systems, magnetism and methods for treating strong electronic correlation, specifically the GW approximation and the self-interaction correction to DFT.

Rhombohedral graphene and the SSH model

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Dr McCann is a theorist who specialises in electronic & transport properties of graphene-based systems, widely known for his work on gapped bilayer graphene and weak localisation.

Magnetic skyrmions in ultrathin films

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Dr Thiaville is a world-leading researcher in the area of interfacial magnetic phenomena

Structural Magnetostrictive Alloys: From Flexible Sensors to Energy Harvesters and Magnetically Controlled Auxetics

Monday 3 December 2018

Prof. Alison B. Flatau is one of this year's Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturers

Interfacial Spin-Orbit Phenomena in 2D Materials

Friday 9 November 2018

A seminar by Dr Aires Ferreira of the University of York

NanoELPH: Nanoscale Electronic and Phononic Phenomena in Materials for Future Technologies

Friday 19 October 2018

A seminar by Prof Sarah Thompson of the University of York

"Low-loss bulk and edge plasmons in graphene heterostructures – a theoretical study"

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Dr Alessandro Principi is from the School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester

Focused electron beam induced deposition and off-axis electron holography investigation of bi-magnetic core-shell nanostructures

Friday 28 September 2018

Focused electron beam induced deposition and off-axis electron holography investigation of bi-magnetic core-shell nanostructures

Small Structures Big Effects: Multiscale Structure-Function Relationships in Musculoskeletal Tissues

Thursday 20 September 2018

Alix Deymier is an assistant professor in Biomedical Engineering at the UConn School of Dental Medicine.

Molecular spintronics using magnetic oxides and advanced solid state simulations for new generation thermoelectric materials

Friday 31 August 2018

Dr Graziosi's talk will focus on two subjects that cover his past work and his new Marie Curie project, on molecular spintronics and thermoelectrics, respectively

"Reshaping the optics in transmission electron microscopy for a modern imaging era"

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Dr Laura Clark is from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University, Australia.

First-Principles Modelling and Quantum Transport Simulations of 2D Materials

Monday 11 June 2018

The Condensed Matter Physics Institute will be hosting a two-day workshop on First-Principles Modelling and Quantum Transport Simulations of 2D Materials

“Direct crystal phase engineering of 2D materials”

Friday 1 June 2018

Mattevi is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and a Lecturer at the Materials Department, ICL. Her research interests centre on science and engineering of novel 2D atomically thin semiconducting materials to enable applications in optoelectronics and energy storage.

"Do we understand quantum field theory?"

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Our informal series "Quantum Cafe" is finally back after a long (and wet) Autumn/Spring terms.

Vibrating nanotubes for quantum science and technology

Friday 27 April 2018

Dr Laird is a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow based at the Department of Materials, Oxford, where he is part of the Quantum Electronic Devices Group. Dr Laird specialises in nanofabrication, quantum transport, and spin resonance, aiming to develop new technology and to explore fundamental science in quantum engineered devices.

"Prospects for using levitated optomechanics to test fundamental physics"

Friday 20 April 2018

Prof Ulbricht will talk about our recent experiments with levitated optomechanical systems and their relevance for both sensing applications and tests of fundamental physics.

"Novel Magnetic Behavior in FeSe Thin Films and Ribbons"

Friday 13 April 2018

Prof Michael Weinert is a Distinguished Professor of Condensed Matter Theory and Director of the Laboratory for Surface Studies at Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

"Magnetic Phase Interference in Artificial Magnetic Lattices: Functions and Applications to Optical, High-Frequency, and Spin Wave Devices"

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Prof. Mitsuteru Inoue, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan is one of this year's Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturers

"Spin Conversion Phenomena in Spintronics"

Friday 6 April 2018

Prof. YoshiChika Otani is one of this year's Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturers

"What's so special about glass? Structures, properties, and applications of glasses"

Wednesday 4 April 2018

A CMPi seminar by Dr Gavin Mountjoy of the University of kent

Seminar: Visualising dynamic chemical reactions and magnetic behaviour of nano-scale magnetic materials using electron microscopy

Friday 16 March 2018

A seminar by Dr Trevor Almeira (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow)

Exploring Nuclear Structure with Machine Learning

Thursday 15 June 2017

Machine learning has been shown to be incredible powerful for pattern recognition and making predictions in a variety of research fields. Here it is applied to classify the structure of nuclei, based on experimental measurements of resonant scattering reactions.

Going underground to study stars: measurement of oxygen-burning reactions at LUNA

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars are the site of several mixing and recirculating processes, some of which are still not completely understood.

Synthesis of ceramic nanoparticles by CO2 laser vaporisation

Monday 2 November 2015

Besides conventional and generative processes for the fabrication of nanoporous or dense sintered structures Mother Nature serves as an inspiration for innovative approaches for the synthesis of biomimetic composite structures.

How to get published in Nature journals

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Luke Fleet will be giving a talk on how to get published in Nature journals.

Professor Hiroyuki Awano presentation

Friday 4 September 2015

Prof Hiroyuki Awano from Toyota Technological Institute will be giving a presentation on the two topics.

Threshold Current Density of Domain Wall Motion in Tb-based Ferrimagnetic Alloys

Monday 20 July 2015

Dr Shiho Nakamura will give a talk on Threshold Current Density of Domain Wall Motion in Tb-based Ferrimagnetic Alloys.

Past Seminars