__ TIME AND LOCATION:__
Friday, 11:00-11:50 pm, Roessler 158.

__ PRESENTATION SCHEDULE:__

Friday, January 9:
Organizational Meeting

Friday, January 16:
Jason Kaszpurenko

Presentation (ppt)

"Negative Index Materials: Optics by Design (W. Park and J. Kim, eds)
"

"Optical Metamagnetism and Negative Index Metamaterials (U.K. Chettiar
etal.)
"

Friday, January 23:
Swapnonil Banerjee

Pilot Wave Theory

"The de Broglie Pilot Wave Theory ... " (D.J. Bohm and B.J. Hiley)

Friday, January 30:
Hahnbidt Rhee

Raman Spectroscopy

"High Pressure raman Scattering and structural phase
transition in YCr04" (Y.W. Long etal)

Friday, February 6:
Scooter Johnson

"Experimental Measurements for the Existence of d-wave
Superconductors"

"Paramgnetic Effect in High-Tc Superconductors-
A Hint for d-wave Superconductivity"

"Pairing Symmetry and Flux Quantization in a Tricrystal
Superconducting Ring or YBa_{2}Cu_{3}O_{7-x}"

Friday, February 13:
David Cone

"Ultracold quantum gases in optical lattices"

"Ultracold quantum gases in optical lattices" (Bloch, Nature, Review
article, 2005)

Friday, February 20:
Mickey Shaughnessy

"Entanglement Entropy"

"Entanglement entropy of 2D conformal quantum critical points:
hearing the shape of a quantum drum" (E. Fradkin and J.E. Moore)

Friday, February 27-#1:
Adam Dioguardi

"Growing LEDs"

"Organometallic vapor phase epitaxial growth of GaN on ZrN / AlN / Si
substrates", M.H. Oliver etal., Applied Physics Letters, 93, 023109
(2008)

Friday, February 27-#2:
Nick apRoberts-Warren

"Superinsulators"

"Superinsulator and quantum synchronization"
Valerii M. Vinokur etal,
Nature 452, 613 (2008).

Friday, March 6:
Alex Zujev

"Hole Superconductivity Theory - an alternative to BCS Theory"

"BCS theory of superconductivity: the worldâ€™s largest Madoff scheme?",
J. E. Hirsch, arXiv:0901.4099v1.

"Hole Superconductivity", J.E. Hirsch, Phys. Lett. A134, 451 (1989).