Displaying all lectures given by: G Baskaran

PIRSA:15070089  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Introduction to Majorana Fermions in Condensed Matter & Interpretation of recent Experiments in SmB6 using Majorana Fermi Sea
Speaker(s): Ganapathy Baskaran

A pedagogic introduction will be given to: i) Emergent Majorana fermions and Majorana zero modes in certain condensed matter models and ii) Kondo insulators. This will be followed by discussion of a remarkable Quantum Oscillation Anomaly seen in recent experiments in SmB6, a Kondo insulator, by t... read more

Date: 21/07/2015 - 3:30 pm

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Low Spin State Mott Insulators and Emergence of novel Quantum Spin Liquids
Speaker(s): Ganapathy Baskaran
Abstract: In a conventional Mott insulator, magnitude of local spin moments remain fixed. They are `fixed spin Mott insulators'. We suggest that, in a multi orbital Hubbard model, when local Hund coupling is won over by inter-orbital superexchange couplings between neighboring sites, local spin moment c... read more
Date: 14/02/2014 - 11:00 am

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Silicene - a Wonder Electron Carpet
Speaker(s): Ganapathy Baskaran
Abstract: Graphene is a 2 dimensional net of strongly bonded carbon atoms. This magic carpet has taken us to new heights in the last decade. Silicene and Germanene are analogue nets, made of silicon and germanium atoms respectively, but with a relatively weaker chemical bond. I will argue that these ca... read more
Date: 29/10/2013 - 3:30 pm

Emergent Fermionic Strings in Bosonic He4 Crystal
Speaker(s): Ganapathy Baskaran
Abstract: Large zero point motion of light atoms in solid Helium 4 leads to several anomalous properties, including a supersolid type behavior. We suggest an `anisotropic quantum melted' atom density wave model for solid He4 with hcp symmetry. Here, atoms preferentially quantum melt along the c-axis and... read more
Date: 06/05/2013 - 2:00 pm

Unconventional Magnetism and Superconductivity in 3 Dimensional Doped Mott Insulators
Speaker(s): Ganapathy Baskaran
Abstract: Utilizing a variety and also constraints offered by quantum and solid state chemistry, we discuss possibilities of unconventional quantum magnetism and superconductivity in doped 3 dimensional Mott insulators. Some of the possibilities are quantum spin liquid states having pseudo ... read more
Date: 30/04/2013 - 3:30 pm

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Superradiant Superconductivity
Speaker(s): Ganapathy Baskaran
Abstract: In Dicke Superradiance, a collection of 2-level atoms interacting with a single boson mode acquires, through quantum coherence, an enhanced emission property and a rich dynamics. We suggest possibility of Dicke superradiance in a BCS superconductor. The necessary 2-level atoms are identifi... read more
Date: 16/11/2012 - 2:30 pm

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Warm Superconductors
Speaker(s): Ganapathy Baskaran
Date: 10/10/2012 - 2:00 pm
Series: Colloquium

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Emergent Gauge Fields and their Condensation in Quantum Spin Liquids
Speaker(s): Ganapathy Baskaran
Abstract: Large quantum fluctuations in certain quantum spin systems destroy long range magnetic order such as antiferromagnetism. Resulting paramagnetic states are called a quantum spin liquids. These states support emergent gauge fields [1]. Under certain conditions, emergent gauge fields condense in the gr... read more
Date: 11/05/2012 - 2:30 pm

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More is Different in the Quantum World, in its Own Way
Speaker(s): Ganapathy Baskaran
Abstract: In his article `More is Different', P W Anderson (1972) sensitized the physics community about importance of emergence, by using concepts such as broken symmetry, emergent hierarchical structures, constructionists converse of reductionism etc. The manifestation of complexity and hierarchy in the qua... read more
Date: 28/10/2011 - 2:30 pm

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Baby Skyrmion Superconductivity in a doped Antiferromagnet K2Fe4S5
Speaker(s): Ganapathy Baskaran
Abstract: Strongly correlated electron systems are play grounds for exotic quantum states such as high Tc superconductivity, quantum spin liquids, non-fermi liquids and so on. Recently high Tc superconductivity has been observed in an iron based compound K2Fe4Se5. I will present a model and outline an effecti... read more
Date: 29/08/2011 - 12:05 pm
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