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New quantum phases of matter, Dr. Stephen Julian, UofT

Date:
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:
Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB)
Room: 100
Cost:
Free

Department of Physics and Astronomy

PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM

Dr. Stephen Julian

Department of Physics
University of Toronto

“New quantum phases of matter”

ABSTRACT

Recent years have seen the discovery of a bewildering variety of new quantum mechanical states of condensed matter: triplon condensates, chiral superconductors and spin liquids, electron nematics, antiferroquadrupolar condensates, topological insulators and metals, etc., not to mention a veritable zoo of new (non-chiral) superconductors. I will discuss some of these new states, focussing on the role of so-called quantum critical points (zero-temperature phase transitions), and the use of high pressure measurements, in the discovery and elucidation of these new phases and of the strange high-temperature states from which they condense. 

STUDENTS – after the talk, you’re encouraged to return to the 2nd floor Atrium lounge to meet with the speaker.
COFFEE – coffee and cookies will be available in the 2nd floor Atrium lounge at 1:15 p.m.
CELL PHONES – as a courtesy to the speaker and audience, please set your cellphones to “silent” mode. Thanks!
Host:
Prof. G. Fanchini
Contact:
Jodi Guthrie - Assistant to the Chair
jodi@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 ext. 86438
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