Physics Club: Ashvin Vishwanath, Harvard, “Topology and Entanglement in Quantum Matter”

Event time: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory (SPL), 57 See map
217 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Event description: 

Recently, the notions of topology and quantum entanglement have played a central role in shaping solid state physics. I will describe how this has led to an understanding of novel topological phases such as Weyl semimetals and of band insulators with are realized despite being at classically forbidden electron fillings.