2018 NCTS Distinguished Lecture on Majorana Edge Modes in Topological Superconductors

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Prof. Carlo Beenakker (Leiden University, Holland) is 2018 NCTS Distinguished Lecturer, and will present his recent works in topological superconductors in Sep. 26 (2018).

Prof. Beenakker is a worldly renowned condensed matter theorist and also a member of the International Advisory Committee of NCTS. His recent research  is devoted to apply quantum mechanics to develop new technologies. Below is more information of his lecture and activity registration.

Title: Majorana Edge Modes in Topological Superconductors

Two-dimensional superconductors with broken time-reversal symmetry have been predicted to support topologically protected chiral edge states, providing a superconducting counterpart to the quantum Hall effect in semiconductors. The edge states carry charge-neutral quasiparticles, coherent superpositions of electrons and holes referred to as Majorana fermions. After several decades of unsuccesful search for these edge states, an experimental observation was reported last year [Science 357, 294 (2017)]. We present an overview of electrical and thermal probes of the superconducting edge states, focusing on unique signatures of their Majorana nature.
Background reading:
A road to reality with topological superconductors, arXiv:1606.09439 .

For more details of his lecture, please visit the following website to register:
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