TSVP Talk: "From Coffee Cups to Conductivity" by Dr. Daniel Bulmash
Dr. Danny Bulmash is visiting OIST from 2022/03/21 until 2022/07/03 through the "Theoretical Sciences Visiting Program" (TSVP). Find out more about the TSVP in this news article or the program website.
He will present his research in this seminar in an accessible manner. All students and researchers are welcome and encouraged to ask questions after the talk.
Title: From Coffee Cups to Conductivity: Topological Phases of Matter and Beyond
Abstract: Electrons in materials can behave in an astonishing variety of ways – metals, insulators, magnets, and superconductors are just a few examples. Recently, a new set of these behaviors, which are intrinsically quantum mechanical, have been found; they go by the name “topological phases of matter.” These new phases exhibit amazing phenomena ranging from precisely quantized conductivities to (quasi-)particles that cannot move in certain directions, even in otherwise empty space. The mathematics of topology plays a key role in understanding these behaviors. This talk will give an overview of topological phases and highlight the ways they challenge our understanding in many areas of physics.
Profile: Dr. Danny Bulmash is a postdoctoral researcher in theoretical condensed matter physics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his Ph.D. in 2017 from Stanford University. His research interests are in proposing, classifying, and probing novel phases of matter, with particular expertise in topological phases.
Language: English, no interpretation.
Target audience: General audience / all students and researchers at OIST.
Freely accessible to all OIST members and guests without registration.
This talk will also be broadcast online via Zoom:
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Meeting ID: 944 5144 9524