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RESEARCH GROUP / PHYSICS OF QUANTUM MATERIALS

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Physics of Quantum Materials Discussion Group

Note: we are currently back in online-only mode. An announcement will be made when hybrid mode resumes.

We meet weekly during term time for an informal discussion of relevant topics. All are welcome to join. Location: we are currently operating in hybrid model, meaning that you have a choice (whether you are leading the discussion or are just a regular participant) to join online using Teams or in person, at Keynes Seminar Room 23 (KS23); before joining the 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: 26 September-16 December, 2022, on Wednesdays at 11:00am (UK Time)

  • Week 1 – 30/09/22 Note exceptional day – Friday 2pm – Dr Christopher R Winterowd, Universität Frankfurt: “Dihedral Lattice Gauge Theories on a Quantum Annealer”
  • Week 2 – 5/10/22 – Introduction to the group, mutual introductions and welcome for new members

Last year’s presentations

Term 1: 27 September-17 December, 2021, on Mondays at 13:00 (UK Time)

  • Week 1 – 27/09/21 – Introduction to the group and welcome for new members
  • Week 2 – 04/10/21 – Dr Paul Saines, Kent
  • Week 3 – 11/10/21 – Dr Keith Butler — RAL, STFC
  • Week 4 – 18/10/21 – Dr Robert-Jan Slager — University of Cambridge
  • Week 5 – 25/10/21 – Victor Drouin-Touchette — Rutgers University
  • Week 6 – 01/11/21 – Dr Heidar Moradi, Kent
  • Week 7 – 08/11/21 – Henry Sheehy, Kent
  • Week 8 – 15/11/21 – Dr Krishanu Roychowdhury, Stockholm University
  • Week 9 – 22/11/21 – Prof Balazs UjfalussyWigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest — “Magnetic impurites and nanostructures on superconductors”
  • Week 10 – 29/11/21 – Dr Lucian Pascut — Stefan Cel Mare University (USV), Romania
  • Week 11 – 06/12/21 – Dr Kaustuv Manna — IIT Delhi, India
  • Week 12 – 13/12/21 – Prof Peter Wahl — University of St Andrews, UK — Quasiparticle interference imaging of magnetic-field tuned states in the strontium ruthenates

Term 2: 17 January-8 April, 2022, on Mondays at 12:00 (UK Time)

Term 3: 9 May-17 June, 2022, on Mondays at 12:00 (UK Time)

  • Week 25 – 09/05/22 – Heidar Moradi — Symmetry is Topology
  • Week 27 – 23/05/22 – Heidar Moradi — Topological Holography: Towards a unification of Landau and beyond-Landau physics
  • Week 28 – 30/05/22 – Richard East
  • Week 29 – 06/06/22 – TBA
  • Week 30 – 13/06/22 – TBA

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.