The Josephson effect as a tool for creating topological superconductivity

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 2:30pm

In this talk I will describe how the Josephson effect may be employed to realize one dimensional topological superconductivity. I will describe the basic idea, the experimental observations, the relation to topological superconductivity based on quantum wires, a surprising effect of disorder, and a scheme for braiding Majorana zero modes in Josephson junctions.

Location: 
3 Le Conte Hall
Speaker: 
Affiliation: 
Weizmann Institute, Israel