We meet weekly on Thursdays at 11:00am for an informal discussion of relevant topics. All are welcome to join.

Location: TERM 1: Chipperfield Extension, Seminar Room 1 (CHXSR1); TERM 2: Chipperfield Building, Seminar Room 5 (CHSR5). TERM 3: Ingram 110 (Weeks 25-28) and Ingram 108 (Weeks 29-30).

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).

This year’s presentations:

27 Sep 2018: Jorge Quintanilla (Kent) – Tutorial: Second Quantisation, the Language of Many-Body Theory (part 1) [lecture notes]

4 Oct 2018: Jorge Quintanilla (Kent) – Tutorial: Second Quantisation, the Language of Many-Body Theory (part 2) [lecture notes]

11 Oct 2018: Catherine Pepin – (post-colloquium discussion)

18 October 2018: Jorge Quintanilla (Kent) – Tutorial: Second Quantisation, the Language of Many-Body Theory (part 3) [lecture notes]

25 October 2018: Jorge Quintanilla (Kent) – Tutorial: Second Quantisation, the Unstable Fermi Liquid (part 4) [lecture notes]

1 November 2018: Jorge Quintanilla (Kent) – Tutorial: Second Quantisation, the Unstable Fermi Liquid (part 5) [lecture notes]

8 Nov 2018: Felix Flicker (Oxford) – Time Quasi-crystals

15 November 2018: Jorge Quintanilla (Kent) – Tutorial: Second Quantisation, the Unstable Fermi Liquid (part 6) [lecture notes]

22 November 2018: Jorge Quintanilla (Kent) – (impromptu) What makes BCS theory so great, and how can we raise to the challenge?

29 November 2018: Brief introductions of Members of the Group

6 December 2018: Brief introductions of Members of the Group

13 December 2018: Chris Hooley (St Andrews) – Conformal Bootstrap

(Winter break)

17 January 2019: Jorge Quintanilla (Kent) – (impromptu) Introduction to quantum computing with the IBM Quantum Experience

24 January 2019: Gunnar Möller (Kent) – Topological order: new states and new probes

31 January 2019: Gunnar Möller (Kent) – Topological order: new states and new probes (cont’d)

7 February 2019: Abolfazl Bayat (UCL) – Measurement quench in many-body systems [abstract]

14 February 2019: Jorge Quintanilla (Kent) – Complex superconducting order

21 February 2019: Jorge Quintanilla (Kent) – Complex superconducting order (cont’d)

28 February 2019: No Discussion Group this week

7 March 2019: Sam T. Carr (Kent) – Emergent topological properties in one-dimensional metals

14 March 2019: No Discussion Group this week – note however the Stephen Gray Lecture at 3pm in Grimond Lecture Theatre 2

21 March 2019: No Discussion Group this week – FMG Working Group Meeting

28 March 2019: Leon Schoonderwoerd (Kent) – Interaction-driven Quantum Hall plateau transition in the Hofstadter model

4 April 2019: Adam Baskerville (Sussex) – The quantum mechanical three-particle problem: Where Physics meets Chemistry

(spring break)

9 May 2019: Gunnar Möller (impromptu) – Introduction to Composite Fermion Theory

16 May 2019: Nikitas Gidopoulos (Durham) – (post-colloquium discussion)

23 May: Sam T. Carr and Jorge Quintanilla (Kent) – Ferromagnetism, triplet pairing and Hund’s rules

30 May: No Discussion Group – Kent Researcher’s Showcase

6 June: Johannes Hofmann (Cambridge) – High-temperature expansion of the viscosity in interacting quantum gases [abstract]

13 June: TBA 17 June in Room 110 at 2pm: Steven Richards (University of Kent and Diamond Light Source) – Link between structure and electronic properties of the Mott insulator Ca2RuO4

Future talks:

5 December: Dominique Chu, Computing, University of Kent

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

See also the record of past group meetings:

Academic year 2017-18