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Dr. Pablo Jarillo-Herrero
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Horace H. Rackham Graduate School
University of Michigan Central Campus
There will be a reception prior to the lecture, beginning at 3:30 PM, in the East Conference Room near the Amphitheatre. Seating will begin at 3:15 pm.
The Magic of Moiré Quantum Matter
The understanding of strongly-correlated quantum matter has challenged physicists for decades. The discovery three years ago of correlated phases and superconductivity in magic angle twisted bilayer graphene led to the emergence of a new materials platform to investigate strongly correlated physics, namely moiré quantum matter. These systems exhibit a plethora of quantum phases, such as correlated insulators, superconductivity, magnetism, Chern insulators, and more. In this talk, Professor Jarillo-Herrero will review some of the recent advances in the field, focusing on the newest generation of moiré quantum systems, where correlated physics, superconductivity, and other fascinating phases can be studied with unprecedented tunability. He will end the talk with an outlook of some exciting directions in this emerging field.
Professor Pablo Jarillo-Herrero from MIT studies novel condensed-matter systems and is especially well-known for his pioneering work with twisted bilayer graphene.
He has received the 2020 Wolf Prize in Physics and the 2020 Buckley Prize in Condensed Matter Physics, among many other honors.
Location: Rackham Amphitheatre
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Campus
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
The Rackham Amphitheatre is located on the fourth floor of the Rackham Building. Doors to the fourth floor Rackham Amphitheatre will open at 3:15 pm for seating. Please come early as there will be no admittance after the lecture has started! A seating overflow room will be set up in the West Conference Room on the fourth floor near the Rackham Amphitheatre.
City Parking: Maynard Street Parking Structure
324 Maynard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Previous lectures in this series:
- 2020 Dr. Philip H. Bucksbaum: Tracking the Motion Inside Molecules with X-Ray Lasers
- 2019 Dr. Sandra Faber: General Relativity: Creator and Killer of Galaxies
- 2018 Dr. Susan Coppersmith: From Bits to Qubits: A Quantum Leap for Computers
- 2017 Dr. Andrea Ghez: The Monster at the Heart of Our Galaxy
- 2016 Dr. H. Eugene Stanley: Are There Two Forms of Water?
- 2015: No Lecture This Year
- 2014: No Lecture This Year
- 2013 Dr. Nigel Lockyer: The Higgs is One Piece of the Mass Puzzle: Toward a New Understanding of the Quantum Universe
- 2012 Dr. Frank von Hippel: A Global Cleanout of Nuclear Weapon Materials
- 2011 Physics Nobel Laureate William D. Phillips: Time, Einstein, and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe
- 2010 Terry Tao: The Cosmic Distance Ladder
- 2009 Alan Guth: Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse?
- 2008 Margaret Geller: Newton Meets Einstein: Mapping Dark Matter in the Universe
- 2007 Kip Thorne: The Warped Side of the Universe from the Big Bang to Black Holes and Gravitational Waves
- 2006 Physics Nobel laureate Saul Perlmutter: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Universe -- What Next?
- 2005 Physics Nobel laureate Wolfgang Ketterle: When Freezing Cold is Not Cold Enough -- New Forms of Matter at Close to Absolute Zero Temperature
- 2004 Physics Nobel laureate Robert B. Laughlin: The Emergent Age
- 2003 Physics Nobel laureate Carl E. Wieman: Bose-Einstein Condensation: Quantum Weirdness at the Lowest Temperature in the Universe
- 2002 Sir Michael Atiyah: Geometry and Physics: A Marriage Made in Heaven
- 2001 Mildred S. Dresselhaus: Frontiers in Nanoscience