"States of Space - Searching for a Quantum Spin Liquid" by Arthur Ramirez (UC Santa Cruz)

Date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Series: 
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (map)
Reception from 3:15 p.m.
(unless otherwise posted)

Guest Speaker: Arthur Ramirez (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Talk Title:  “States of Space - Searching for a Quantum Spin Liquid”

Abstract:  Two-dimensional quantum spin liquids have been pursued since the 1980s.  They are now thought to be potential hosts for non-Abelian excitations that could form the basis for topological quantum computation.  The materials requirements for such systems rely heavily on discovering materials with favorable spatial attributes for quantum entanglement.  We will review the canonical approaches for creating quantum spin liquids and present a new approach in copper "elpasolite".

For more information, contact Yaroslav Tserkovnyak

We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception:
Professors Katsushi Arisaka, Andrea Ghez, Karoly Holczer, Huan Huang, HongWen Jiang, Per Kraus, Alexander Kusenko, Matthew Malkan, Mayank Mehta, Warren Mori, Ni Ni, Seth Putterman, Yaroslav Tserkovnyak, Vladimir Vassiliev, Shenshen wang, and Nathan Whitehorn.

Location: 
1-434 PAB