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From Strained Suspensions to Magnetoelectronic Materials: 4th Gotham-Metro Condensed Matter Meeting 2010

From Strained Suspensions to Magnetoelectronic Materials
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Trevor David Rhone

Posted July 06, 2011

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Overview

The biannual Gotham-Metro Condensed Matter Meeting gathers physicists from New York City and its surrounding areas. The Gotham-Metro meeting, hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences is a student-organized conference that was established to foster and strengthen the bond between graduate students and faculty in the area of condensed matter physics for the many institutions in the New York area. The meeting has keynote speakers from both soft and hard condensed matter physics, as well as student oral and poster presentations.

The Fourth Gotham-Metro Condensed Matter meeting, held November 2010, featured keynote speakers Nicola Spaldin of the University of California, Santa Barbara and Heinrich Jaeger of the University of Chicago. Six students from the New York area gave oral presentations, and many more students gave poster presentations. The day's festivities ended with an interactive discussion with five panelists—well-known professors and research scientists—on the hot topics in condensed matter physics.

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Presentations available from:

Cory Dean (Columbia University)
Sriram Ganeshan (Stony Brook University)
Heinrich Jaeger, PhD (University of Chicago)
Yuliang Jin (City College of New York)
Nan Lin (Columbia University)
Anil B. Shrirao (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Nicola Spaldin, PhD (ETH Zürich)


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Keynote Speakers

Heinrich Jaeger, PhD

University of Chicago
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Heinrich Jaeger completed a Vordiplom in physics (BS) in 1979 at the University of Kiel in Germany. In 1981 he received a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and obtained a MS in physics in 1982. After a year back in Germany he returned to Minneapolis and completed his PhD in physics in 1987, working under Allen Goldman on ultrathin superconducting films. In 1991 he took up a faculty position at the University of Chicago. Jaeger currently is the William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Professor in the Department of Physics, the James Franck Institute and the College.

Jaeger's research interests focus on the understanding and control of materials, crossing the boundaries between "hard" condensed matter physics (electronic and magnetic properties of metals, semiconductors and superconductors) and "soft" condensed matter physics (fluid dynamics, bio-physics, nonlinear dynamics). Currently, his group is involved in projects ranging from the assembly of next-generation nanostructures to investigations of the complex nonlinear behavior of granular materials (these materials include grain, gravel, or pharmaceutical pills all the way to ultrafine powders and are key to many of industrial processes). Jaeger is author or coauthor of over 140 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Nicola Spaldin, PhD

University of California Santa Barbara
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Nicola Spaldin is a professor in the Materials Science Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she has been since 1997. Before moving out to the west coast to take up her position on the UCSB faculty, Spaldin was a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University from 1996 to 1997. Spaldin did her graduate work in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and earned her PhD in 1996. She received her BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University in 1991. Throughout her career, Spaldin has received numerous awards for her scientific accomplishments and her committment to mentoring young scientists. For example, in 2002 she was named an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellow, in 2008 a Fellow of the American Physical Society, in 2009 a National Science Foundation American Competitiveness and Innovation Fellow, and in 2010 she received the American Physical Society McGroddy Award for New Materials. Spaldin is author or co-author of over 100 scientific publications.


Speakers

Cory Dean

Columbia University
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Sriram Ganeshan

SUNY Stony Brook
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Yuliang Jin

CUNY City College
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Douglas H. Kelley

Yale University
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Nan Lin

Columbia University
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Anil Shrirao

NJ Institute of Technology
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Organizers

Darya Aleinikava

College of Staten Island
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Yang Bo

Princeton University
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Sara Callori

Stony Brook University
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J. Mauricio Campuzano

Stevens Institute of Technology
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Eugene Dedits

College of Staten Island
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Lisa Dixon

New York University
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Dmitri Efetov

Columbia University
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Senia Katalinic

Rutgers University
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Manas Kulkarni

SUNY, Stony Brook; Brookhaven National Laboratory
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Jian Li

City College of New York, CUNY
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Matthew Lohr

University of Pennsylvania
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Peter Orth

Yale University
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Anil Shrirao

New Jersey Institute of Technology
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Chuck-Hou Yee

Rutgers University
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Ye Xu

Yale University
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Zhonghua (Lukas) Zhao

City College of New York, CUNY
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