Challenges and Opportunities in Designing Quantum Materials – Prof Dr Roser Valenti, Goethe University Frankfurt

May 10, 2019 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Small Lecture Theatre
Cavendish Laboratory
J.J. Thomson Avenue
Olivia Matthewson

Unconventional superconductivity with high critical temperatures, nematicity, frustrated magnetism, spin-liquid phases or the recently discussed Kitaev model-based phases are a few examples of exotic states in correlated materials. One of the big challenges in solid state physics is the microscopic description of such systems. Moreover, being able to understand these materials implies the possibility of designing compounds with desirable properties.

In this talk I will review the world of some families of correlated materials ranging from unconventional superconductors to frustrated magnets and present some strategies on how to model them microscopically.