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Condensed Matter Physics Seminars

CMP group seminars are usually held in term time on alternate Tuesdays from 13:00 - 14:00. Please put these seminar dates in your diary.

Easter Vacation and Summer Term 2022 - Confirmed Speakers
Prof. John Singleton

Speaker: Prof. John SingletonLink opens in a new window (NHMFL, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Title: Pulsed-field techniques applied to UTe2: high-field magnetism and the “Lazarus” superconducting state.

Date:
23rd March 12.00 - 13.00 (Week 25)
Room: MAS2.06

Dr Ying Chow

Speaker: Dr Wing Ying ChowLink opens in a new window (Department of Physics, University of Warwick)
Title: Biological structures in the extracellular context. (Click here for abstractLink opens in a new window)
Date:
3rd May 13.00 - 14.00 (Week 31)
Room: PLT

Dr Mingmin Yang

Speaker: Dr Mingmin YangLink opens in a new window(Department of Physics, University of Warwick)
Title: Novel Effects Induced by Inversion Symmetry Breaking (Click here for abstractLink opens in a new window)
Date:
17th May 13.00 - 14.00 (Week 33)
Room: L5

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS
Spring Term 2022
Dr Sam Hile

Speaker: Dr Sam HileLink opens in a new window (Department of Physics, University of Sussex)
Title:
A modular approach to a trapped ion quantum processor
Date:
18th January 13.00 - 14.00 (Week 16)
Room:
Teams (CMP Seminar)

Dr Jake Ayers

Speaker: Dr Jakes Ayres (Department of Physics, University of Bristol)
Title: Magnetoresistance scaling in overdoped cuprates
Date:
1st February 13.00 - 14.00 (Week 18)
Room:
Teams (CMP Seminar)

Dr Niels Schroter

Speaker: Dr Niels SchroterLink opens in a new window (Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics - Halle)
Title:
New fermionic quasiparticles in chiral crystals

Date: 15th February 13.00 - 14.00 (Week 20)
Room:
Teams (CMP Seminar)

Dr John Griffin

Speaker: Dr John GriffinLink opens in a new window (Department of Chemistry, University of Lancaster)
Title: Development of new materials for solar energy conversion and storage

Date:
1st March 13.00 - 14.00 (Week 22)
Room:
Teams CMP Seminar

Dr Dominik Kubicki

Speaker: Dr Dominik KubickiLink opens in a new window (Physics Department, University of Warwick)
Title: New approaches to determining the atomic-level structure of advanced materialsLink opens in a new window

Date: 15th March 13.00 - 14.00 (Week 24)
Room:
Lecture Theatre L3

Autumn Term 2021/22
Dr Clifford Hicks

Speaker: Dr Clifford HicksLink opens in a new window (Department of Physics, University of Birmingham)
Title: The nematicity of FeSe under anisotropic strain

Date:
12th October 13.00 - 14.00 (Week 2)
Room:
Teams (CMP Seminar)

Peng Wang Speaker: Dr Peng Wang Link opens in a new window(Dept of Physics, University of Warwick)
Title: Electron Ptychography: An Emerging Imaging Technology for Physical and Biological Sciences - video is available clicking here

Date:
Wednesday 3rd November Refreshments 14.45 - Talk 15.00-16.00 (Week 5)
Room:
PLT (for first 30 to register) and Teams CMP Seminar
Dr James Gott

Speaker: Dr James GottLink opens in a new window (Department of Physics, University of Warwick)
Title: Using Electron Microscopy to Study Defects in III-V Semiconductor Nanowires
Date:
9th November 13.00 - 14.00 (Week 6)
Room:
Teams (CMP Seminar)

Dr Claire Donnelly

Speaker: Dr Claire DonnellyLink opens in a new window (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids)
Title:
Three-dimensional nanomagnetism: from textures in the bulk to 3D magnetic nanostructures

Date: 23rd November 13.00 - 14.00 (Week 8)
Room:
Teams (CMP Seminar)

Dr Audrey Grockowiak

Speaker: Dr Audrey GrockowiakLink opens in a new window (Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais - Brazil)
Title: Hot hydride superconductivity above 550 K

Date:
30th November 13.00 - 14.00 (Week 9) - RESCHEDULED
Room: Teams CMP Seminar

Dr Rebecca Scatena

Speaker: Dr Rebecca ScatenaLink opens in a new window (Diamond Light Source)
Title: Magnetic superexchange mechanism and pressure-induced orbital reordering in a hybrid organic-inorganic quantum magnet

Date: 7th December 13.00 - 14.00 (Week 10)
Room: Teams (CMP Seminar)Link opens in a new window

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
Summer Term 2021
Dr Shelly Conroy

Speaker: Dr Michele ConroyLink opens in a new window (Department of Materials, Imperial College)
Title:
Probing the Dynamics of Charged Ferroelectric Topologies at the Atomic Scale

Date: 4th May 2021 (Week 31)
Room:
Teams CMP Seminar 

Prof. Katja Pomjakushina

Speaker: Dr Ekaterina PomjakushinaLink opens in a new window (Dept. of Materials, Paul Scherrer Institut)
Title:
"Big little things"; important for a successful crystal growthLink opens in a new window

Date: 18th May 2021 13.00-14.00 (Week 33)
Room:
Teams CMP SeminarLink opens in a new window

Dr Yvonne Grunder

Speaker: Dr Yvonne GrunderLink opens in a new window (Department of Physics, University of Liverpool)
Title: In-situ studies of the atomic structure/charge distribution at the electrochemical interfaceLink opens in a new window

Date: 1st June 2021 13.00-14.00 (Week 35)
Room:
Teams CMP SeminarLink opens in a new window

Prof. Nicola Spaldin

Speaker: Professor Nicola SpaldinLink opens in a new window (Department of Materials, ETH Zurich)
Title:
From Condensed Matter to Cosmology: Studying the early universe under the microscopeLink opens in a new window

Date: 15th June 2021 13.00-14.00 (Week 37)
Room:
Teams CMP SeminarLink opens in a new window

Professor Mark Dowsett

Speaker: Professor Mark DowsettLink opens in a new window (Department of Physics, University of Warwick)
Title:
High Sensitivity Synchrotron XRD of Copper Alloy Artifacts from the Mary RoseLink opens in a new window

Date: 29th June 2021 13.00-14.00 (Week 39)
Room:
Teams CMP SeminarLink opens in a new window

Spring Term 2021
Dr Connor Mosley

Speaker: Dr Connor Mosley (University of Lancaster)
Title:
Enhanced polarisation control in terahertz time-domain spectroscopy, and extreme terahertz electric fieldsLink opens in a new window

Date: 2nd February 13.00-14.00 (Week 18)
Room:
Teams CMP SeminarLink opens in a new window

Speaker: Dr Chris BellLink opens in a new window (University of Bristol)
Title: Epitaxial engineering and the materials physics of uranium thin filmsLink opens in a new window

Date: 16th February 13.00-14.00 (Week 20)
Room:
Teams (CMP Seminar)Link opens in a new window

Speaker: Dr Elsa LhotelLink opens in a new window (Institut Neel - Grenoble)
Title:
Magnetic frustration in pyrochlore iridatesLink opens in a new window

Date: 2nd March 13.00-14.00 (Week 22)
Room:
Teams (CMP Seminar)Link opens in a new window

Speaker: Professor Neil WilsonLink opens in a new window (Department of Physics, University of Warwick)
Title:
Visualising electronic structure in 2D heterostructuresLink opens in a new window

Date: 16th March 13.00-14.00 (Week 24)
Room:
Teams (CMP Seminar)Link opens in a new window

Autumn Term 2020
Picture of Dr Vassilios Kapaklis

Speaker: Dr Vassilios KapaklisLink opens in a new window (Uppsala University, Uppsala)
Title:
Magnetic MetamaterialsLink opens in a new window
Date:
13th October 13.00-14.00 (Week 2)
Room:
Zoom SeminarLink opens in a new window (Meeting ID: 927 0676 8625, Passcode: 04865500)

Picture of Dr Michael Smidman Speaker: Dr Michael SmidmanLink opens in a new window (Zhejiang University)
Title:
Time reversal symmetry breaking superconductivityLink opens in a new window
Date:
27th October 13.00-14.00 (Week 4)
Room:
Teams CMP SeminarLink opens in a new window
Picture of Dr John Singleton

Speaker: Dr John SingletonLink opens in a new window (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Los Alamos)
Title: Neutral fermions and a new state of matter: experiments at fields of up to 75 T on YbB12, a weird metal disguised as an electrical insulator
Date:
10th November 13.00-14.00 (Week 6)
Room:
Teams (CMP Seminar)Link opens in a new window

Speaker - to be confirmed

Speaker: Dr Vincent JacquesLink opens in a new window (Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, Montpelier)
Title:
Exploring antiferromagnetic order at the nanoscale with a single spin microscope

Date: 24th November 13.00-14.00 (Week 8)
Room:
Teams (CMP Seminar)

Picture of Dr Lucy Clark

Speaker: Dr Lucy ClarkLink opens in a new window (University of Birmingham)
Title:
Exploring a New Family of S = 1/2 Kagome Antiferromagnets

Date: 8th December 13.00-14.00 (Week 10)
Room:
Teams (CMP Seminar)

ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020
Summer Term 2019/20
Picture of Dr David Walker

Speaker: Dr David WalkerLink opens in a new window (Warwick University)
Title:
X-ray diffraction RTP, 2020 – an exciting time to use x-rays
Date:
Tuesday 30th June, 13:30-14:00
Room:
Teams (CMP Seminar)Link opens in a new window 

Picture of Dr Marc Walker Speaker: Dr Marc WalkerLink opens in a new window (Warwick University)
Title:
The locked-down scientist's guide to the photoemission facility
Date:
Tuesday 26th May, 13:30-14:00
Room:
Teams CMP SeminarLink opens in a new window
Arturo Hernandez Serrano

Speaker: Dr Arturo Hernandez-SerranoLink opens in a new window (Warwick University)
Title:
Optical devices fabricated using an artificial dielectric with refractive index below 1 for the Terahertz frequency range
Date:
Tuesday 19th May, 13:30-14:00
Room:
Teams (CMP Seminar)Link opens in a new window

Jon Peters

Speaker: Dr Jonathan PetersLink opens in a new window (Warwick University)
Title:
Polar exploration: ferroelectrics at the atomic level
Date:
Tuesday 12th May, 13:30-14:00
Room:
Teams (CMP Seminar)

Picture of Dr Matthew Coak

Speaker: Dr Matthew CoakLink opens in a new window (Warwick University)
Title:
Tuning dimensionality, magnetism and conduction in van-der-Waals Mott insulators
Date: Tuesday 5th May, 13:30-14:00
Room:
Teams (CMP Seminar)

Spring Term 2019/20
Picture of Professor Caterina Ducati

Speaker: Professor Caterina DucatiLink opens in a new window (Cambridge University)
Title:
TEM analysis of photoactive perovskite nanomaterials and devices
Date: Tuesday 3rd March at 13:00
Room:
P521

Picture of Prof. Bruce Gaulin

Speaker: Professor Bruce D. GaulinLink opens in a new window (McMaster University)
Title:
The case for an octupolar ordered ground state in 5d2 double perovskites
Date:
Tuesday 25th February at 13:00
Room:
MAS2.06

Picture of Dr Mauro Brotons-Gisbert

Speaker: Dr Mauro Brotons-GisbertLink opens in a new window (Heriot Watt University)
Title:
Quantum dots in two-dimensional heterostructures
Date: Tuesday 18th February at 13:00
Room:
P521

Picture of Dr Daniel OFlynn

Speaker: Dr Daniel O'FlynnLink opens in a new window (British Museum)
Title:
Cats, crocodiles and cuneiform: X-ray imaging in the British Museum
Date:
Tuesday 4th February at 13:00
Room:
P521

Picture of Dr Andrew Feeney

Picture of Dr Kathrin Goetze

Speakers: Dr Andrew Feeney and Dr Kathrin GoetzeLink opens in a new window (Warwick University)
Title: Flexural ultrasonic transducers, and The unusual phase boundary of the magnetic-field-tuned valence transition in CeOs4Sb12 
Date:
Tuesday 14th January at 13:00
Room:
P523

AutumnTerm 2019/20

Speaker: Dr Sian DuttonLink opens in a new window (Cambridge University)
Title:
Magnetism as a probe of functional materials
Date:
Tuesday 26th November at 13:00
Room:
MAS2.06

Speaker: Professor Amalia PataneLink opens in a new window (Nottingham University)
Title:
Searching for transformative materials and quantum systems: The rise of two-dimensional indium selenide
Date: Tuesday 12th November at 13:00
Room:
MAS2.06

Speaker: Dr Budhika MendisLink opens in a new window (Durham University)
Title: I
nelastic scattering in the TEM: new applications and simulation methods
Date:
Tuesday 29th October at 13:00
Room:
MAS2.06

Speaker: Dr Timur KimLink opens in a new window (Diamond Light Source )
Title:
Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy of iron-based superconductors
Date:
Tuesday 15th October at 13:00
Room:
MAS2.06


ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019
Summer Term 2018/2019

Speaker: Dr Dhiren KaraLink opens in a new window (Cambridge University)
Title:
Quantum emitters in atomically thin material
Date:
Thursday 20th June at 13:00
Room:
MAS2.06

Speaker: Professor Laura LewisLink opens in a new window (North Eastern University)
Title:
Progress Towards a New and Sustainable Advanced Permanent Magnet
Date: Tuesday 11th June at 13:00
Room:
MAS2.06

Speaker: Dr Ilie RaduLink opens in a new window (Max Born Institute Berlin)
Title:
Controlling Magnetism by Light
Date:
Thursday 6th June at 14:00
Room:
MAS2.06

Speaker: Dr Gareth ParkinsonLink opens in a new window (Institute of Applied Physics, TU Wien, Vienna )
Title:
Single-atom catalysis: an atomic-scale view
Date:
Tuesday 4th June at 13:00
Room:
MAS2.06

photo of Jessica Marshall

Speaker: Dr Jessica Marshall (Warwick University)
Title: Novel W-B-Fe-based borides as candidate compact radiation shielding materials
Date: Tuesday 14th May at 13:00
Room: MAS2.06

Lukas Eng portrait

Speaker: Professor Lukas EngLink opens in a new window (TU Dresden)
Title:
Nanoscale Topologies – Magnetic Skyrmions, Conductive Domain Walls, and Near-Field THz Nanoscopy
Date:
Thursday 2nd May at 14:00
Room:
PS0.17

Dr Joe Paddison

Speaker: Dr Joe PaddisonLink opens in a new window (Cambridge University and ORNL)
Title: tbc

Date:
Tuesday 30th April at 13:00
Room:
MAS2.06

Spring Term 2018/2019
laura_fumagalli.jpg Speaker: Dr Laura FumagalliLink opens in a new window (Manchester University)
Title: Probing dielectric constant on the nanoscale: from thin films to DNA and two-dimensionally confined water
Date: Tuesday 26th February at 13:00
Room: MAS2.06
simon_bending_24308094030_o.jpg Speaker: Professor Simon BendingLink opens in a new window (University of Bath)
Title:
Vortices in Unconventional Superconductors
Date:
Tuesday 12th February at 13:00
Room:
MAS2.06
 boland.jpg Speaker: Dr Jessica BolandLink opens in a new window (Manchester University)
Title:
Terahertz lights up the nanoscale: Paving the way for nanotechnology via terahertz spectroscopy
Date:
Tuesday 29th January at 13:00
Room:
MAS2.06

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Speaker: Dr Emma MacPherson and Dr Rebecca Milot Link opens in a new window (Warwick University)
Title: Terahertz research at Warwick from in vivo skin imaging to perovskite characterisation
Date: Tuesday 15th January at 13:00
Room: MAS2.06
Autumn Term 2018/2019
 citrin.png Speaker: Professor David Citrin Link opens in a new window (Georgia Tech)
Title: Terahertz Imaging for Nondestructive Evaluation
Date: Monday 10th December at 14:00
Room: MAS2.06
chung-mingee-230x230.jpg Speaker: Dr Mungee Chung Link opens in a new window (Birmingham University)
Title: Quantum Spin Chain and Ladder
Date: Wednesday 28th November at 13:00
Room: MAS2.06
cacho.jpg Speaker: Dr Cephise CachoLink opens in a new window (Diamond Light Source)
Title: Electronic Structure of Quantum Materials by Angle-Resolved PhotoEmission Spectroscopy
Date: Tuesday 13th November at 13:00
Room: MAS2.06
Gruner Speaker: Dr Thomas GrunerLink opens in a new window (Cambridge University)
Title: Pronounced superconducting dome and phonon softening at a structural quantum critical point: Lu(Pt1-xPdx)2In
Date: Tuesday 30th October at 13:00
Room: MAS2.06
ealexeev_photo.jpg Speaker: Dr Evgeny AlexeevLink opens in a new window (Sheffield University)
Title: Controlling the optical properties of van der Waals heterostructures through interlayer rotation
Date: Tuesday 16th October at 13:00
Room: MAS3.06

 

Suggestion for Speakers

Please email Paul Goddard or Martin Lees with any suggestions for seminar speakers.

Attendance at CMP seminars

Attendance at the Condensed Matter Physics seminars is compulsory for all PhD students throughout their degrees.

CMP Seminar - Graduate Credit

First year PhD students can attend the CMP seminar series for one graduate credit if they study one seminar per term in more detail. For your selected seminars, students should read either two short papers or one review article related to the topic of the presentation. You should then prepare a short summary, which should certainly be no more than one page, for each of your selected seminars that briefly describes what you learned from the seminar, your background reading, and any relevance to your project. (It is absolutely fine if there is no crossover with your project).

Summary submission

Your 3 summaries should be submitted as a single document for approval to Dr Paul Goddard by email at the end of Term 3. Confirmation that the task is complete, and any feedback, will be given within 4 weeks. Students can then self-certify as having completed the CMP seminars for 1 credit via this link.