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RESEARCH GROUP / PHYSICS OF QUANTUM MATERIALS

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Physics of Quantum Materials Discussion Group

We meet weekly during term time for an informal discussion of relevant topics. All are welcome to join. Location: Online Teams ; before joining the online meeting, please familiarise yourself with our instructions and guidelines.

Organisation

Members take turns for leading the meetings, either by presenting their own research or reviewing a scientific article of choice. Whiteboard presentations are preferred (in the absence of blackboards), but screen and projector could also be used. The atmosphere of the meetings is informal and so are meant to be the presentations. Occasionally the discussion is led by one of our visitors.

If you would like to volunteer for a presentation, please add your name and a topic, below, for an available date (if you do not have editing access to this page, could you please email someone who does – currently that’s all the academics listed under “Faculty” on the “People” page).

Speakers are encouraged to email a title and abstract for their discussion to the group on the day prior to their presentation.

This year’s presentations

Term 1: from 28 September, 2020 to 18 December, 2020 on Mondays at 11:00am

  • 28/09/20 – Introduction to the group and welcome for new members
  • 05/10/20 – Sudeep Kumar Ghosh — “Chiral superconductors”
  • 12/10/20 – Adolfo Del Campo (DIPC/Luxembourg/Univ. of Massachussetts) — “Probing the Universality of Topological Defect Formation in a Quantum Annealer”
  • 19/10/20 – Sebastian Haines (Cambridge) — “Tuning magnetic and polar phase transitions with pressure”
  • 26/10/20 – General discussion
  • 02/11/20 – Aabhaas Mallik (ICTS) — “Possibility of topological superconductivity in experimentally relevant bilayer kagome systems”
  • 09/11/20 – Silvia Ramos — “BERRIES”
  • 16/11/20 – Sam Carr — “Introduction to many-body physics”
  • 23/11/20 – General discussion
  • 30/11/20 – Tym Tula — “Superluminal tunneling”
  • 07/12/20 – George Ferguson — “Investigating the accuracy from quantum computer simulations”  and Holly Mcphillips — “Geometrically- and electronically-driven improper ferroelectrics”
  • 14/12/20 – General discussion

Term 2: from 18 January, 2021 to 9 April, 2021 on Mondays at 1:00pm

  • 18/01/2021 – Jorge Quintanilla — “Playing God playing dice-I”
  • 25/01/2021 – Jorge Quintanilla — “Playing God playing dice-II”
  • 01/02/2021 – Curt Von Keyserlingk (University of Birmingham) — “Sub-ballistic growth of Rényi entanglement in quantum systems with diffusive transport”
  • 08/02/2021 – Sudeep K. Ghosh — “Unconventional superconductivity in Z2 topological metals”
  • 15/02/2021 – Jorge Quintanilla — “Tutorial — Superconducting quantum computing”
  • 22/02/2021 – Leonardo Benini (University of Warwick) — “Loschmidt echo singularities as dynamical signatures of strongly localized phases”
  • 01/03/2021 – Bruno Tomasello — “Emergent electromagnetism in frustrated magnets”
  • 08/03/2021 – Masudul Haque (Maynooth University) — “Eigenstate thermalization, random matrices and (non)local operators in many-body systems”
  • 15/03/2021 – Lucy Clark (University of Birmingham) — “Exploring a New Family of S = ½ Kagomé Antiferromagnets”
  • 22/03/2021 – Eran Ginossar (University of Surrey) — “Topological phases of a dimerized Fermi-Hubbard model for dopant nano-lattices in silicon”
  • 29/03/2021 – Nigel R Cooper (University of Cambridge) — “Fragility of Time-Reversal Symmetry Protected Topological Phases”

Term 3: from 10 May, 2021 to 18 June, 2021 on Mondays at 1:00pm

  • 10/05/2021 – Silvia Ramos — “Directional order in IrTe2”
  • 17/05/2021 – Chiranjib Mitra (IISER Kolkata, India) — “Topological Transport and Topological Photo-Current in 3D Topological Insulators”
  • 24/05/2021 – Henry Sheehy — “Theories of multiorbital superconductivity to be tested via scanning tunnelling microscopy”
  • 07/06/2021 – Sudhansu S. Mandal, IIT Kharagpur, India — “Topological Structures in Chiral Magnets”
  • 14/06/2021 – Shovan Dutta, University of Cambridge, UK — “Hysteretic quantum phase transitions in a strongly-correlated driven optical lattice”

Past talks

See also the record of past group meetings (including the Quantum Theory and Simulation Discussion Group prior to September 2019) under Past Events.