Upcoming and Previous Events

By hosting and sponsoring high-level speakers in their ongoing Distinguished Lecture Series and seminars, the Institute for Materials Science provides the opportunity for both staff and students at the Lab to listen to and meet with a wide range of leaders in their field.

Contact  

  • Director
  • Dr. Alexander V. Balatsky
  • Institute for Materials Science
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  • Deputy Director
  • Dr. Jennifer S. Martinez
  • Institute for Materials Science
  • (505) 665-0045
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  • Deputy Director
  • Dr. Nathan A. Mara
  • Institute for Materials Science
  • (505) 667-8665
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  • Institute Administrator
  • Caryll P. Blount
  • Institute for Materials Science
  • (505) 665-3950
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IMS strives to recruit, retain, and revitalize the Los Alamos Lab materials workforce through education programs.

Speakers and Events

  • DL - Distinguished Lecture Series
  • L - IMS Lecture Series
  • SC - Sponsored Colloquium
  • SL - Sponsored Lecture
  • SS - Sponsored Seminar
  • STE - Student Event

January 18, 2017 - DL
Dr. Pamir Alpay - Materials by Design: Electrocaloric Materials for Waste Heat Recovery (pdf)

December 21, 2016 - DL
Dr. Ole Eriksson - Applications of Dynamical Mean Field Theory to Correlated Electronic Structures (pdf)

December 13, 2016 - L
Dr. Gergely Zimanyi - Nanoparticle Solar Cells: Upconversion, Downconversion, Transport (pdf)

October 18, 2016 - DL
Peter D. Johnson - Shining a light on High Tc Superconductivity (pdf)

October 17, 2016 - SL
Michael Demkowicz - Modeling the Radiation Response of Amorphous Silicon Oxycarbide (pdf)

October 4, 2016 - SS
Dr. Ron Klueh - Swelling of Ferritic/Martensitic Steels: Effect of Microstructure (pdf)

September 27, 2016 - DL
Prof. Andrew J. Millis - Meeting Dirac's Challenge: Interacting Electrons in and out of equilibrium (pdf)

September 21, 2016 - Mini-Symposium
Materials Science / Data Technology Nexus - MS / DT Nexus Poster (pdf)

August 31, 2016 - SS
L. Ward & R. Hackenberg - Efficient Workflows for Curation of Heterogeneous Data Supporting Modeling of U-Nb Alloy Aging (pdf)

August 16, 2016 - DL
Dr. Krastan Blagoev - Physics of Living Systems: Trends and Opportunities at the Interface of Physics and Biology (pdf)

August 11, 2016 - SS
Shadi Dayeh - Integrated Flexible Technologies for Wearables and Cortical Implants (pdf)

August 3, 2016 - DL
Prof. Tony Rollett - Advanced Characterization of Additively Manufactured Materials, including Synchrotron–based 3D X-rays (pdf)

August 2, 2016 - SS
Prof. Andrew Shreve - Spectroscopic Studies of Soft Materials and Biological Systems (pdf)

July 28, 2016 - L
Stojan Jovanovic - Temporal Evolution of Grid Cell Learning (pdf)

July 27, 2016 - STE
Rohit Prasankumar - Ultrafast Science: Quicker than a Blink of the Eye (pdf)

July 20, 2016 - STE
Terry Hawkins - Maintaining Nuclear Stability through Times of Transition (pdf)

July 13, 2016 - STE
Brenda Dingus - Detecting the Highest Energy Photons from Astrophysical Sources (pdf)

July 12, 2016 - STE
John Hopkins - The Role of Nuclear Weapons in Ending World War II (pdf)

July 7, 2016 - SS
Peter Wolfle - Quantum Criticality in Heavy Fermion Compounds in the Absence of "Kondo breakdown" (pdf)

July 6, 2016 - STE
Michelle Espy - X-ray and Neutron Radiography (pdf)

June 29, 2016 - STE
John C. Hopkins - The Role of Nuclear Weapons in Ending World War II (pdf)

June 28, 2016 - L
Yuli Lyanda-Geller - Topological Matter in Charge Carrier Hole Systems (pdf)

June 23, 2016 - STE
Giday WoldeGabriel - Complex Earth Processes, Enviromental Settings and Human Origins Records (pdf)

June 22, 2016 - DL
Dr. E. E. Alp - Inelastic X-ray Scattering Studies Under High Pressure (pdf)

June 9, 2016 - DL
Douglas J. Scalapino - Pairing in the bilayer Hubbard model: A connection between the cuprates and the Fe-based superconductors (pdf)

June 8, 2016 - STE
Dave Clark - History of the Discovery of Plutonium and the Rearrangement of the Periodic Table (pdf)

May 19, 2016 - L
Prof. R. S. Markiewicz - Excitonic Insulators in Correlated Materials (pdf)

May 16, 2016 - SS
Dr. Jian-Xin Zhu - Gutzwiller Variational Wavefunction Approach to Electronic Correlation and Lattice Dynamics in Multi-Orbital Models (pdf)

May 9, 2016 - SS
Dr. Nan Li - Achieving High Mechanical Deformability in Piezoelectric AlN Nanocomposites (pdf)

May 3, 2016 - SS
Dr. John Bernardin - Direct Integration of Advanced Signal Processing/Sensing into 3D Printable Materials

April 28, 2016 - DL
Mercouri G Kanatzidis - The Renaissance of Halide Perovskites: Remarkable Solar Cell Materials (pdf)

April 27, 2016 - DL
Frans Spaepen - Structure of Liquids and the Crystal-Liquid Interface (pdf)

March 29, 2016 - SS
Dr. Alexei Skurikhin - Optimizing Image Segmentation for Quantitative Studies of Materials (pdf)

March 24, 2016 - SS
Dr. Sergej Moroz - Effective Theory of Chiral Superfluids and Superconductors (pdf)

March 23, 2016 - SS
Dr. Chris Triola - Novel Order in Driven Dirac Materials (pdf)

March 22, 2016 - DL
Prof. Edwin L. Thomas - Indistinguishable from Magic? (pdf)

March 9, 2016 
Dr. Ed Kober -  IMS Rapid Response 2016 Recipient Seminar

March 8, 2016 - L
Dr. Igor Altfeder - Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Phonon Standing Waves (pdf)

February 17, 2016 - L
Prof. Robert Markiewicz - ‘D’++: Going Beyond DFT via GW and Vertex Corrections (pdf)

January 27, 2016 - SC
Prof. Robert Markiewicz - A New Approach to Hedin’s Many-Body Perturbation Theory Applied to Cuprates (pdf)

January 26, 2016 - DL
Prof. Hilbert von Löhneysen - Entropy Landscape of Materials with Strong Electronic Correlations Near Quantum Criticality (pdf)

January 20, 2016 - SS
Dr. Sergey Pershoguba - Skyrmion-induced Bound States in a Superconductor (pdf)

January 19, 2016 - DL
Prof. Mats Larsson - Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking, Chirality, and Lev Landau and his Nobel Prize (pdf)

December 9, 2015 - SC
Prof. James Avery Sauls - From Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking to Topological Order Key paradigms in quantum matter (pdf)

November 25, 2015 - DL
Prof. James Avery Sauls - From Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking to Topological Order Key paradigms in quantum matter (pdf)

October 21, 2015 - SC
Prof. Stuart Brown - Charge Fluctuations and Superconductivity in Organic Conductors: the case of of ′′-(ET)2SF5CH2CF2SO(pdf)

September 15, 2015 - SS
Dr. S.L. Dudarev - Z60, Phantaspheraurate (pdf)

September 10, 2015 - SS
Prof. Robert L. Whetten - "Magnetic" Molecular Dynamics and Other Models for Fusion Reactor Materials (pdf)

August 31, 2015 - SL
Dr. Tae-Woo Lee - Large-Scale Printing and Lithography for Flexible Electronics (pdf)

August 27, 2015 - SL
Prof. Antonia Antoniou - Mechanical Behavior of Hierarchical Nanoporous Metals (pdf)

August 27, 2015 - SL
Prof. Garritt Tucker - Atomistic Methods to Quantify Nanoscale Strain and Deformation Mechanisms in Nanostructured Materials (pdf)

August 26, 2015 - SC
Dr. Markus Garst - Exciting Skyrmions and Helices in Chiral Magnets (pdf)

August 19, 2015 - SC
Prof. Gabriel Aeppli - Accelerator-based Light Sources for the Future (pdf)

August 19th, 2015 - L
Athanasios Chantis - An inside view of the Physical Review family of journals (pdf)

August 13th, 2015 - SS
Terry Bigioni - Molecular Silver Nanoparticles: chemical, optical, and structural properties

August 12th, 2015 - SC
Athanasios Chantis - An inside view of the Physical Review family of journals

August 12, 2015 - DL
Prof. Gabriel Aeppli - Accelerator-based Light Sources for the Future (pdf)

August 12, 2015 - SS
Dr. Jon Molina-Aldareguia - Using Nanoindentation To Assess Slip and Twin Activity In Magnesium Between Room Temperature and 300°C

August 10, 2015 - L
Jason Hancock - Critical Soft Modes Observed By Inelastic X-Ray Scattering (pdf)

August 10, 2015 - SS
Richard LeSar - Materials Analytics: Getting the Most out of Complex Datasets

August 5, 2015 - SS
John J. Lewandowski - Overview of CWRU Work on Metallic Glasses and Advanced/Additive Manufacturing (pdf)

August 4, 2015 - DL
Dr. Kevin Bedell - Superfluid Fluctuations Above TC: An alternative path to the "Nearly Perfect Fermi Fluid" (pdf)

August 3, 2015 - SS
John J. Lewandowski - Pressure Effects on Mechanical Behavior and Deformation Processing of Materials (pdf)

July 22, 2015 - L
Professor Udo Schwingenschlögl - The Exotic World of Quantum Matter: Novel States Induced by Fluctuations (pdf)

July 20 - July 21, 2015 - Workshop: La Fonda Hotel
Advanced Qualification of Additive Manufacturing Materials Workshop

June 30, 2015 - DL
Dr. Peter Wölfle - Insights Into Two-Dimensional Materials from First-Principles Calculations (pdf)

June 11, 2015 - DL
Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot - Probing Excitations in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems: Recent Highlights Obtained at the Large-Scale Facilities of the Paul Scherrer Institute (pdf)

May 6, 2015 - L
Dr. Roger D. Doherty - Solute Enhanced Strain Hardening of Aluminum Alloys for Higher Strength / Toughness Combinations (pdf)

March 8 - March 11, 2015 - Conference: La Fonda Hotel
Quantum and Dirac Materials for Energy Applications

January 28, 2015 - DL
Prof. John Rogers - Soft, Stretchy Circuits That Can Dissolve in Your Body

December 8, 2014 - DL
Prof. Ken Vecchio - Synthetic Multifunctional Materials: Metallic-Intermetallic Laminate (MIL) Composites (pdf)

December 8, 2014 - SL 
Prof. Ludovic Thilly - Cu/Nb nanocomposite wires processed by severe plastic deformation for high pulsed magnets: Effects of the nanostructure on the resistance to high stress, high temperature and irradiation (pdf)

November 17, 2014 - L
Prof. Daniel Dessau - ARPES as a Self-Energy Spectroscopy and What Sets the Tc in Cuprate High-Temperature Superconductors?

September 8, 2014 - SL
Dr. Mark Tschopp - Tailoring “Bulk” Nanocrystalline Metals for Enhanced Thermal Stability and Mechanical Properties (pdf)

September 2, 2014 - SL
Michele V. Manuel - The Utility of Computational Databases in Lightweight Alloy Design (pdf)

August 18, 2014 - DL
Dr. Arthur Ramirez - Holey Defects in Insulators (pdf)

August 14, 2014 - DL
Dr. Steven J. Zinkle - Materials for Extreme Radiation Environments: Progress in Mechanistic Understanding and Potential Materials Science Solutions

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