Dirac physics: from graphene to topological phases (I)

Datum: 6 februari 2017

Locatie: UAntwerp, Campus Groenenborger, Room U203 - Groenenborgerlaan 171 - 2020 Antwerpen (route: UAntwerpen, Campus Groenenborger)

Tijdstip: 15 - 17 uur

Organisatie / co-organisatie: Condensed Matter Theory

Korte beschrijving: Series of three lectures given by Prof M. Milovanovic from Physics Institute Belgrade

Dirac physics: from graphene to topological phases (I)

Three lectures (planned for Monday Feb 6, Wednesday Feb 8 and Friday Feb 10), will cover these topics: 

- derivation of low-energy description – Dirac equation(s) 
- fermion doubling and the role of symmetries 
- the role of interactions 
- finite systems and Klein paradox 
- excitonic physics in finite systems 

Topological phases
- topological concepts: graphene and BKT transition 
- IQHE (integer quantum Hall effect) – topological insulator and non-trivial Chern invariant of lowest Landau level 
- Haldane model (topological insulator) – its Dirac description and non-trivial Chern number 

Contact e-mail: lucian.covaci@uantwerpen.be

Link: http://cmt.uantwerpen.be