Infosys-ICTS Chandrasekhar Lectures
Speaker
Ashvin Vishwanath (Harvard University)
Date & Time
23 December 2019, 16:00 to 17:00
Venue
Ramanujan lecture hall, ICTS campus

Lecture 1 : Entanglement and Topology in Quantum Solids.

Date & Time : Monday, December 23, 2019 at 16:00

 

Lecture 2 : Topology, correlations and superconductivity in magic angle graphene.

Date & Time : Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 16:00

 

Lecture 3 : Surface topological order - uniting `integer' and `fractional' topological states.

Date & Time : Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 15:00

 

Common Abstract : Quantum entanglement is the origin of both the perplexing properties of quantum systems and the power of many proposed quantum technologies. While largely studied in the the context of a few particles, recent work has emphasized its importance in  macroscopic systems, such as solids with many interacting electrons. I will discuss  examples where quantum entanglement has helped us classify and discover new topological phases of matter, which may have applications to future quantum technologies. Finally, I will review related theoretical progress on a remarkable new quantum system -  two sheets of graphene, rotated relative to one another by just one degree -  where a variety of states including superconductivity have been observed.

 

This lecture series is part of the program Novel phases of quantum matter.