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Spring 2023 Seminars:

Seminars are held occasionally during our Spring semester.


Date & Time Location Speaker Affiliation Title
Stanley Thomas 201 Anika Tabassum Tulane / PEP PhD Defense: Synthesis and Characterization of Carbonitride MXenes and their Electrochemical Performance
Hebert 201 Manon Bart Tulane / PEP Prospectus Defense: Novel Methods of Overcoming Noise in Classical and Quantum Optical Communication
Dinwiddie 108 Prof. Shaokai Jian Tulane / PEP Effective field theory approach to quantum many-body systems



Fall 2022 schedule:

Weekly seminars will be held every Monday, starting September 12, 3:00-4:00 pm, in Boggs 122.


Date   Speaker Affiliation Title  
08/29   PEP faculty Tulane / PEP

Overview of Current Research Programs

09/05   no meeting (Labor Day)      
09/12   Prof. Christopher A. Fuchs UMass Boston The Born Rule Repainted in QBist Style  
09/19   no meeting      
09/26   Elliott Cramer NASA Langley Structures and Materials Research at NASA Langley Research Center – Innovating materials, structures, and concepts to enable NASA Missions today and create the technology of tomorrow.  
10/03   Dr. Jesse Frantz NRL Chalcogenide Glass Thin Films for Optical Applications.  
10/10   Prof. Juan Peralta Central Michigan U Density functional theory and the old self-interaction problem.  
10/17   no meeting      
10/24   Prof. Justin Wilson LSU Incommensurability-driven phases, flat bands, and topology in two-dimensional materials.  
10/31   Dr. Kai Xiao ORNL
Tailoring the heterogeneities in 2D materials by non-equilibrium synthesis and processing.
11/07   Prof. Pawel Keblinski RPI Thermal Transport in Nanomaterials  
11/14   Prof. Alexandra Landsman OSU Strong field tunnel ionization in atoms
and diatomic molecules
11/21   no meeting (Thanksgiving Break)      
11/28   Prof. Kieron Burke UC Irvine

Modern density functional theory:  Successes and Challenges