The quest for Majorana particles - Leo Kouwenhoven

Datum: 20 februari 2015

Locatie: Campus Groenenborger - Groenenborgerlaan 171 - 2020 Antwerpen

Tijdstip: 16 - 18 uur

Organisatie / co-organisatie: Departmental Physics Colloquia

Korte beschrijving: Departmental Physics Colloquia. Lezing door Prof. Dr. Leo Kouwenhoven (QuTech and Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology).

Op vrijdag 20 februari 2015 zal Prof. Dr. Leo Kouwenhoven van de TUDelft een colloquium verzorgen over zijn werk rond Majorana fermionen.

Titel

The quest for Majorana particles

Spreker

Prof. Dr. Leo Kouwenhoven (QuTech and Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology)

Abstract

Hunting for a new particle, not in a huge accelerator, but instead in a nanoscale electronic chip. The search for Majorana fermions stretches from detectors scanning the cosmos to the properties of special superconductors. These Majoranas have the mysterious property that they are equal to their anti-particles, which implies that they have zero spin, zero charge and zero energy. How to detect three times nothing? In this lecture, Leo Kouwenhoven will discuss their observation of the first signatures for the existence of Majoranas. Moreover, he will explain the connection between Majoranas and quantum computers.  

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Url: https://www.uantwerpen.be/nl/faculteiten/faculteit-wetenschappen/departementen/fysica/nieuws-en-activiteit/departementale-lezin/leo-kouwenhoven/