University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
Fax: (519) 746-8115
Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
Weyl and 3D Dirac systems are characterized by the Dirac equation and are in a sense a three-dimensional generalization of graphene. These systems have recently emerged as a central focus of the condensed matter community due to the prediction of exotic transport effects emerging as a consequence of their quantum-relativistic character. Central to this is the chirality of the particles, the conservation of which gives rise to novel effects, like the emergence of unusual, topologically protected surface states that can transport chirality. We utilize high magnetic fields and advanced nano-structuring techniques to observe this process directly.
All are welcome to attend. Join us for light refreshments at 3:30 pm in PHY 153.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.