15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
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Topological insulators: interaction effects and new states of matter

16 Jun 2014, 14:15
A-226 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Condensed Matter and Materials Physics / Physique de la matière condensée et matériaux (DCMMP-DPMCM) (M1-1) Topological States of Matter - DCMMP / États topologiques de la matière - DPMCM


Dr Joseph Maciejko (Princeton University)


Topological insulators are recently discovered states of matter that are electrically insulating in the bulk but support novel conducting boundary states that are exceptionally robust to perturbations. The physics of topological insulators is due to strong spin-orbit coupling and, despite its exotic character, is well understood in a single-particle picture where electron-electron interactions are neglected. A topic of tremendous current interest in the field is to understand how the physics of topological insulators is affected by the presence of substantial electron-electron interactions. In this talk I will argue that the combination of a topological bandstructure and strong electron-electron interactions can give rise to novel phenomena that have no counterpart in either noninteracting topological systems or nontopological interacting systems.

Primary author

Dr Joseph Maciejko (Princeton University)

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