Upcoming Condensed Matter Talks

Thu, 2017-05-25 14:00 - 15:00
Eteri Svanidze, McMaster University
Hennings 318

Uranium intermetallic compounds exhibit a wide range of exotic properties -- unconventional superconductivity and quantum criticality, complex magnetic configurations, as well as heavy fermion and non-Fermi liquid behaviors. Moreover, while all of these phenomena are related to the degree of localization of the 5f electronic states, the complete understanding of underlying mechanisms is still lacking, explaining the unceasing interest in heavy fermion systems.

Thu, 2017-08-03 14:00 - 15:00
Eric Akkerman, The Technion, Israel
Hennings 318
Scale invariance is a common property of our everyday environment. Its breaking gives rise to less common but beautiful structures like fractals. At the quantum level, breaking of continuous scale invariance is a remarkable exemple of quantum phase transition also known as scale anomaly. The general features of this transition will be presented at an elementary quantum mechanics level. Then, we will show recent experimental evidence of this transition in graphene.
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