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SpeakerGregory A. Fiete - University of Texas at Austin
Date Oct 29, 2012
Time 12:00 pm  
Location 190 Engineering Sciences Building
Sponsor Institute for Condensed Matter Physics
Contact Becky McDuffee
Phone 244-4268
Event type Seminar/Symposium
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Topological phases of matter have received intense interest over the past few years due to the experimental discovery of time-reversal invariant topological insulators (TI) in two and three dimensions.  To date, the materials where TI have been reported are weakly interacting and most (if not all) have been previously predicted with simple band theory or density functional theory.  The fate of TI in the presence of interactions remains an open area of theoretical and experimental study.  In this talk, I will describe some of our theoretical efforts directed at the discovery and understanding of interacting topological phases in real materials.  Some of the most promising platforms for experimental realization of these phases are transition metal oxides and heterostructures derived from them.

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