Michaelmas Term 2018/19

Condensed Matter Theory Group Meetings: Michaelmas 18/19

This term will see the return of a some regular talks, perhaps some dice seminars, and who knows what! (To be discussed on the first meetings back). This term, meetings will take place from 1pm to 2pm on Thursdays.

Dice Seminars:
Sometimes we run Dice Seminars, which occur over the course of 5 weeks or so, and consist of us collaboratively learning about a given topic, by reading a paper or paper section, and rolling a dice to determine who will talk about what they’ve read. The previous topic was “Topological Insulators”, and ran for an extended period. The topic before that was “Weyl Semimetals”.

Other Meetings:
‚ÄčThere are ~weekly condensed matter seminars at 3pm on Fridays, which will be interesting for anyone attending our group meetings.  These are advertised internally.

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Week Presenter Talk Venue
1
Thurs. 11 Oct.
Ryan
Hunt
Quantum Monte Carlo calculations of energy gaps from first principles C36
2
Thurs. 18 Oct.
Ed
McCann
Rhombohedral graphene and the SSH model C36
3
Thurs. 25 Oct.
??? “Coffee and a Chat” C36
4
Thurs. 1 Nov.
Lewis
Williamson
Phase ordering dynamics in spinor Bose-Einstein condensates A007
5
Thurs. 8 Nov.
??? ??? C36
6
Thurs. 15 Nov.
Marcin
Szyniszewski
Fermionic phases and their transitions induced by competing finite-range interactions C36
7
Thurs. 22 Nov.
Alessandro
Romito
Topologically protected heat pumping from braiding Majorana zero modes C36
SPECIAL
Tues. 27 Nov.
Ilja Makkonen &
Kristoffer Simula
I. M. – “Defect identification in semiconductors with positron annihilation: Experiment and theory”
K. S. – “Quantum Monte Carlo for positrons in periodic solids”
3pm – 4pm
A007
8
Thurs. 29 Nov.
??? ??? C36
9
Thurs. 6 Dec.
Neil
Drummond
Single hole in a 2D electron gas: crossover from a collective exciton to an isolated trion C36
10
Thurs. 13 Dec.
??? ??? C36