Month: July 2015

07.07.2015 – Guest Lectures by Ewelina Hankiewicz and Kjetil M. D. Hals

Hankiewizs   Hals
We thank Ewelina Hankiewicz from the University of Würzburg and Kjetil M. D. Hals from Niels Bohr Institute Copenhague for being our guests and enriching our seminar program with their lectures on Transport in hybrid structures of topological insulators and in topological superconductors: In the Search of Majorana Fermions and the Phenomenology of Current-Induced Spin-Orbit Torques.


29.06.2015 – SPICE Workshop: Bad Metals in Motts Systems


From June 29 to July 2, the second official SPICE Workshop took place in Schloß Waldthausen. An international group of 51 participants from different disciplines came together in the scenic castle to share their expertise on a new class of materials known as bad metals and its behavior in Mott Systems. This fundamental emergent physics topic is now being applied in the design and fabrication of new devices such as resistance-switching devices, novel power transistors, as well as “synaptic” devices that mimic the function of the neuron, to name just a few of the possibilities. Yet, The so-called “Bad-metal” behavior phenomenon is often viewed as one of the key unresolved signatures of strong correlation physics. Thirty-two invited speakers from different European countries, Japan, the USA, China, India and Brasil contributed their perspectives on the fundamental issues associated with the new type of phase transition observed in Bad Metals, and its many consequences for material science and technology. Furthermore, 19 poster presentations and four tutorials were given.