Physics Colloquium - Topological Insulators and Superconductors: Materials Frontier

Event Date: 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Broida 1640

Event Contact: 

Speaker:

Yoichi Ando, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University

Abstract:

Topological insulators and superconductors are new quantum states of matter that are characterized by nontrivial topological structures of the Hilbert space. Recently, they attract a lot of attention because of the appearance of exotic quasi particles such as spin-helical Dirac fermions of Majorana fermions on their surfaces, which hold promise for various novel applications. In this colloquium, I will introduce the basis of those materials and present some of the breakthroughs we have made in this new materials frontier