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Symposium on Spin Physics and Nanomagnetism

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Friday, March 13

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.  Opening remarks by
                               Dimitra Karabali
, CUNY Lehman College and
                               Joe Birman, CUNY City College

Friday morning session, chair Myriam Sarachik, CUNY City College

9:00 – 9:25 a.m.  Andrew Kent, New York University
                            Recent research involving molecular magnets

9:25 – 9:50 a.m.  Kyungwha Park, Virginia Tech
                            First-Principles Study of Electron Transport Through the
                            Single-Molecule Magnet Mn12

9:50 – 10:15 a.m. Jonathan Friedman, Amherst College
                             Some new geometric-phase effects in Mn12 variants

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Coffee break

10:30 – 10:55 a.m.  Enrique del Barco, University of Central Florida
                                The role of antisymmetric exchange in quantum interference
                                of different spin states in a dimeric molecular magnet

10:55 – 11:20 a.m.  Mark Pederson, Naval Research Laboratory & DOE
                                Applications of DFT to Molecular Magnets

11:20 – 11:45 a.m.  Stephen Hill, Florida State University – Tallahassee
                                Molecular nanomagnets: the view from EPR

11:45 – 12:10 p.m.  Richard Klemm, University of Central Florida
                                Single-ion and exchange anisotropy and multiferroic behavior
                          in high-
symmetry single molecule magnets

12:10 – 12:35 p.m.  Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, C.N.R.S. – Grenoble, France
                                Quantum dynamics in molecular nanomagnets –
                                Towards molecular spintronics

12:35 – 1:35 p.m. Lunch break

Friday afternoon session, chair Andrew Kent, NYU

1:35 - 2:00 p.m.   Myriam Sarachik, CUNY City College
                            The Chudnovsky Impact Factor

2:00 – 2:25 p.m.  Amnon Aharony, Ben Gurion University
                            Writing and reading spin information on moving electronic qubits

2:25 – 2:50 p.m.  David Awschalom, University of California – Santa Barbara
                            Manipulating single spins and coherence in semiconductors

2:50 – 3:15 p.m. Christopher Henley, Cornell University
                            Ordering due to disorder and gaugelike degeneracy in the large-S
                            antiferromagnet on the highly frustrated pyrochlore lattice

3:15 – 3:40 p.m.  Valery Pokrovsky, Texas A&M University
                            Weakly-interacting Bose-gas in disordered environment 

3:40 – 3:55 p.m. Coffee break

3:55 – 4:20 p.m.  Joseph Birman, CUNY City College
                            "Contraction" of Dynamical Symmetry
                             And Quantum Phase Transitions

4:20 – 4:45 p.m.  Ora Entin-Wohlman, Tel Aviv University
                            Equilibrium persistent currents in normal metal rings: a solution to
                            a  puzzle?

4:45 – 5:10 p.m.  Armen Khachaturyan, Rutgers University
                            Giant extrinsic magnetostriction and confined martensitic
                            transformation in nano-particles in Fe-Ga

5:10 – 5:35 p.m.  Lia Krusin-Elbaum, IBM – Yorktown Heights
                            Field-induced Quantum Critical Route To a Fermi Liquid in
                            High-Temperature Superconductors

5:35 – 6:00 p.m.  Leo Van Hemmen, Technical University of Munich, Germany
                            Indeterminacy and Image Improvement in Snake Infrared "Vision"

Saturday, March 14

Saturday morning session, chair Wayne Saslow, Texas A & M University

10:00 – 10:25 a.m.  Lev Bulaevskii, Los Alamos National Laboratory
                                Dissipation in thin broad superconducting films due to vortices
                                and dark counts in superconducting photon detectors

10:25 – 10:50 a.m.  Dino Fiorani, Material Structure Institute – Rome, Italy
                                Exchange bias in nanogranular films

10:50 – 11:15 a.m.  Valery Vinokur, Argonne National Laboratory
                                Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless Transition and
                                Superconductor-to-Insulator Transition

11:15 – 11:40 a.m.  Eric Vincent, C.E.A. – Saclay, France
                                Dynamics of magnetic nanoparticles at very low temperature

11:40 – 12:05 p.m.  Javier Tejada, University of Barcelona, Spain
                                Collaboration of Chudnovsky with Barcelona group

12:05 – 12:30 p.m.  Vladimir Privman, Clarkson University
                                Coherence, Entanglement, Induced Exchange Interaction
                                and Quantum Noise in Qubit Dynamics

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch break

Saturday afternoon session, chair Vadimir Privman, Clarkson University

1:45 – 2:10 p.m.  Wayne Saslow, Texas A&M University
                            Spintronics in non-uniform magnetic conductors:
                            Dynamics with a bend or a twist

2:10 – 2:35 p.m.  Anatoly Kuklov, CUNY College of Staten Island
                            Mechanical and superfluid properties of dislocations in solid He-4

2:35 – 3:00 p.m.  Gwang-Hee Kim, Sejong University – Seoul, Korea
                            Macroscopic quantum effects generated by the acoustic wave
                            in a molecular magnet

3:00 – 3:25 p.m.  Sergey Vitkalov, CUNY City College
                            Warming in systems with discrete spectrum

3:25 – 3:50 p.m.  Xixiang Zhang, Technical University of Hong Kong, China
                            Anomalous Hall Effect in Magnetic bilayers

3:50 – 4:00 p.m. Concluding remarks