Topological Superconductivity


Kallin, C. (2010). Topological Superconductivity. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/10100047


Kallin, Catherine. Topological Superconductivity. Perimeter Institute, Oct. 06, 2010, https://pirsa.org/10100047


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:10100047,
            doi = {10.48660/10100047},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/10100047},
            author = {Kallin, Catherine},
            keywords = {},
            language = {en},
            title = {Topological Superconductivity},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2010},
            month = {oct},
            note = {PIRSA:10100047 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Catherine Kallin McMaster University

Talk Type Scientific Series


"Conventional" superconductivity is one of the most dramatic phenomena in condensed matter physics, and yet by the 1970's it was fully understood - a solved problem much like quantum electrodynamics. The discovery of high temperature superconductivity changed all that and opened the door, not only to higher Tc's, but also to a wealth of even more exotic phenomena, including things like topologically ordered superconductors with factional vortices and non-Abelian statistics. I will describe some of the evolution of the field of exotic superconductivity, with a focus on recent theoretical and experimental work which sheds light on whether strontium ruthenate supports topological chiral superconductivity.