The Magic of Moiré Quantum Matter

Prof Pablo Jarrillo Herrero, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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16:30 - 17:30
Department of Physics
Clarendon Lab
Parks Road
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Martin Wood Lecture Theatre

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Lectures and seminars
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Disabled access?
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The understanding of strongly-interacting quantum matter has challenged physicists for decades. The discovery five years ago of correlated phases and superconductivity in magic angle twisted bilayer graphene has led to the emergence of a new materials platform to investigate strongly interacting physics, namely moiré quantum matter. These systems exhibit a plethora of quantum phases, such as correlated insulators, superconductivity, magnetism, ferroelectricity, and more.

In this talk I will review some of the recent advances in the field, focusing on the newest generation of moiré quantum systems, where correlated physics, superconductivity, and other fascinating phases can be studied with unprecedented tunability. I will end the talk with an outlook of some exciting directions in this emerging field.

Followed by a drinks reception in the foyer.