SPRING 2014

Qualifying Exams


Bradley Nartowt
Thursday, April 10, 12:30pm in 2165 NPB
"Nonlinear Thermoelectric Nano Devices with Electron Phonon Interactions"
Chair: Khandker Muttalib

Chris Reeg
Monday, April 14, 10:00am in 2205 NPB
"Topological superconducting proximity effect with repulsive electron-electron interactions"
Chair: Dmitrii Maslov

Avinash Rustagi
Tuesday, April 15, 1:00pm in 2205 NPB
"Magneto-Optical and Transport Properties in Graphene Systems"
Chair: Chris Stanton

Zhang Long
Friday, April 11, 2:30pm 2228 NPB
"Density Functional Theory plus Dynamical Mean Field Theory calculation for strongly correlated electron system"
Chair: Hai-Ping Cheng

Chris Billman
Tuesday, May 6, 10:00am in 2205 NPB
“Investigating the Electronic Structure at the Perovskite-Water Interface”
Chair: Hai-Ping Cheng

Chad Hopkins
Wednesday, May 7, 10:00am in 2205 NPB
“Accelerating Molecular Dynamics Simulations”
Chair: Adrian Roitberg


Final Exams


Lana Muniz
Monday, February 17, 3:00pm in 2260 NPB
"Search for New Physics in Same-Sign Dilepton Events in the CMS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider"
Chair: John Yelton


Yan Wang
Tuesday, March 11, 12:15pm in 2205 NPB
"Theory of Gap Symmetry and Structure in Fe-Based Superconductors"
Chair: Peter Hirschfeld


Matt Fisher
Tuesday, March 11, 2:00pm in 2165 NPB
"Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying to a Bottom Quark Pair with the CMS Detector"
Chair: Ivan Furic


Wenya Rowe
Wednesday, March 12, 1:00pm in 2205 NPB
"Spin Fluctuation Theory for Unconventional Superconductivity in Antiferromagnetic Metals"
Chair: Peter Hirschfeld


Minjun Son
Thursday, March 13, 3:00pm in 2165 NPB
"Analysis of Stochasticity in Competence Regulation of Streptococcus Mutans Using Microfluidics and Single Cell Analysis"
Chair: Stephen Hagen


Tongguang Cheng
Tuesday, March 18, 1:00pm in 2205 NPB
"Observation of the Higgs Boson in $H\To ZZ\To 4\ell$ Channel and Its Mass and Width Measurement Using the CMS Detector at the LHC"
Chair: Guenakh Mitselmakher
Co-Chair: Andrey Korytov


Matt Snowball
Wednesday, March 19, 11:00am in 2205 NPB
"Observation of a Higgs Boson in the H-->ZZ-->4l Decay Channel and Using Z—>4l Decays as a Calibration Tool in Studies of the Higgs Boson Properties"
Chair: Paul Avery
Co-Chair: Andrey Korytov


Sanal Buvaev
Tuesday, March 25, 8:30am in 2205 NPB
"Magnetotransport Study of Disordered Thin Films"
Chair: Arthur Hebard


Rashid Hamdan
Thursday, March 27, 1:30pm in 2228 NPB
"Numerical Study of The Mechanical Loss in Amorphous Oxides"
Chair: Hai-Ping Cheng


Lili Deng
Friday, March 28, 1:00pm in 2205 NPB
"Anderson Impurity Models with Bosons as Descriptions of Molecular Devices and Heavy-Fermion Systems"
Chair: Kevin Ingersent


Dipta Saha
Friday, March 28, 4:00pm in 2260 NPB
"Magneto-Optical Properties of Narrow Gap Semiconductor Nanostructures"
Chair: Chris Stanton


Gabe Dilanji
Tuesday, April 1, 8:30am in 2205 NPB
"Quorum Regulation Over Long Distances: Sinorhizobium meliloti Surface Motility and Gene Regulation by Diffusing Autoinducer Signals"
Chair: Stephen Hagen

Jue Zhang
Tuesday, April 29, at 10:00am in 2165 NPB
"Attempts to Understand the Flavor Puzzles"
Chair: Pierre Ramond