Dirac and Weyl Fermions in Topological Semimetals

Mar 9, 2016Mar 11, 2016
PCTS, Jadwin Hall, Room 407
  • PCTS
  • PCCM
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Event Description

Organizers: M. Zahid Hasan, N. Phuan Ong, B. Andrei Bernevig, Yi Li, Titus Neupert

Semimetals with Dirac or the Weyl fermions show that quantum mechanical phenomena which are manifest at the highest energies in particle physics can also be observed at the very lowest energies in condensed matter physics. The refined understanding of topological band theory has led to the recent discoveries of topological semimetals and helped to uncover a range of exotic phenomena associated with these materials. This workshop will focus on the recent developments in this growing field, including phenomena associated with the topological surface states, the chiral anomaly and nonlocal transport signatures in 3D Weyl and Dirac fermion systems, interaction effects in 3D semimetals, and novel superconducting states in topological (semi)metals.