Dirac physics: from graphene to topological phases (I)

Date: 6 February 2017

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

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Organization / co-organization: Condensed Matter Theory

Short description: 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 email: lucian.covaci@uantwerpen.be

Link: http://cmt.uantwerpen.be