COLLOQUIUM OF THE COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE CENTER – AHMET KELES – EXOTIC SUPERCONDUCTORS

When:
September 28, 2015 @ 4:30 pm – 5:40 pm
2015-09-28T16:30:00-04:00
2015-09-28T17:40:00-04:00
Where:
3301 EXPLORATORY HALL
Cost:
Free
Contact:
ESTELA BLAISTEN
703-993-1988

COLLOQUIUM OF THE COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE CENTER
AND THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTATIONAL AND DATA SCIENCES
(CSI 898-Sec 001)

Exotic Superconductors

Ahmet Keles
Department of Physics and Astronomy
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

Superconductivity has been one of the main problems in condensed matter physics a hundred years after its discovery. Many results of this intensive research made it to textbooks hinting at its fundamental importance besides promising applications. In the last few decades, new superconducting materials were found that were beyond the realm of conventional phonon based superconductors described by Bardeen-Cooper-Schriffer (BCS) theory. This new class of superconductors found a wide ground in particle physics due the presence of exotic symmetries that can be described by models akin to the Lorentz invariant field theories.

In this talk, I will be focusing on a recent member of this family of exotic superconductors Weyl superconductors and related Majorana fermions and discuss possible experimental realizations of these materials.

September 28, 2015, 4:30 pm
Exploratory Hall, Room 3301
Fairfax Campus

Refreshments will be served at 4:15 PM.

Find the schedule at http://www.cmasc.gmu.edu/seminars.htm