Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Department seminar

Date and time: 1 August 2013 (Thursday), 3:45 pm
Venue: Seminar Hall

Title: The fascinating world of complex oxides

Speaker: Prof. Prasenjit Guptasarma, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Abstract: Complex oxides display a fascinating array of phenomena ranging from superconductivity to unconventional magnetism, ferroelectricity, and multiferroicity. Such multifunctional properties have enabled applications in a variety of devices commonly used by us today. At the same time, these phenomena raise important questions with respect to the fundamental physics of condensed matter. In this informal talk, I will begin with an introductory review of the current understanding of such phenomena in complex oxides. I will follow with some of our recent experimental results on multiferroic systems in which some of these phenomena co-exist. The talk will be kept at an introductory level accessible to junior students. Time permitting, I plan to spend a few minutes describing our MS and PhD programs for students interested in pursuing further studies at our university.