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
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)