El Prof. S. Zhang, de la Universidad de Stanford, y receptor del premio Physics Frontiers 2013, visitará el Instituto durante los días 8 y 9 de Julio de 2013. Impartirá un seminario el martes 09 de julio en la sala de conferencias del módulo 00.

Title: Topological insulators and topological superconductors
When: Martes 09 de julio, 12h00
Where: Sala de conferencias módulo 00, Facultad de Ciencias.

Speaker: S. Zhang, Stanford University.

Recently, a new class of topological states has been theoretically predicted and experimentally observed. The topological insulators have an insulating gap in the bulk, but have topologically protected edge or surface states due to the time reversal symmetry. Similarly, topological superconductors or superfluids have novel edge or surface states consisting of Majorana fermions. In this talk, I shall review the recent theoretical and experimental progress in the field, and focus on a number of outstanding issues, including the quantized anomalous Hall effect, quantized magneto-electric effect, the topological Mott insulators and the search for topological superconductors.

Shoucheng Zhang received the 2013 Physics Frontiers prize 2013, together with Charles Kane and Laurens Molenkamp. He also received in 2012 the Oliver Buckley Prize of the American Physical Society and the Europhysics Prize.