Topological insulators and topological superconductors

Date: 
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 4:15pm
Location: 
Room #1 LeConte Hall
Author/Speaker: 
Shoucheng Zhang
Affiliation: 
Stanford University
Public Lecture: 
Yes
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In this talk, I will first give a brief overview on topological insulators and superconductors. I will then discuss the recent theoretical prediction and the experimental observation of the quantum anomalous Hall effect in magnetic topological insulators. I shall present a newly predicted material called stanene, and discuss its potential applications. Finally, I shall discuss how the subject could impact our understanding of fundamental laws of physics.