## Distinguished Lecture Series

**Professor Phuan Ong**

##### *Department of Physics, Princeton University*

##### will give a series of lectures on

**Current Topics in Condensed Matter Physics: Cuprate Superconductors, Dirac Materials, and Topological Insulators**

**Abstract of series: **The 3 talks in this lecture series describe recent results obtained in the lab of Prof. Ong. The colloquium, describing a fundamental feature that distinguishes cuprate superconductors from low-Tc (BCS) superconductors, is aimed at a general audience. Seminars 1 and 2 are slightly more technical. Seminar 1 describes experiments that investigate the interesting question of what happens to the Dirac electrons at the �Dirac Point� in graphene in a high magnetic field. Seminar 2 introduces the relatively new topic of topological insulators. Professor Ong is one of the leading solid state physics experimentalists. For his research accomplishments in high-Tc superconductivity he was warded the 2006 Kamerlingh Onnes Prize (with S. Uchida and H. Takagi). This lecture series is dedicated to the memory of Professor Charles Kuper.

## Program of Lectures

Type | Title | Start Date | Start Time | Location | Presentation |
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Colloquium | Vorticity and phase fluctuations in cuprate superconductors | 2010-04-29 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) | |

Theor./Math. Physics Seminar | Cooper pairing above and below Tc in the cuprates | 2010-05-02 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) | |

Theor./Math. Physics Seminar | Transport investigation of topological insulators | 2010-05-04 | 14:30 | Lidow, Nathan Rosen (300) |