CMT Journal Club

Timetable 2019

Time, Place: Mondays 11-12 in the Theory Lounge.

2019/02/04 – Jasper van WezelAnyons
2019/02/11 – Jans HenkeCDWs and Kohn Anomaly
2019/02/18 – Schelto CroneSpin liquids
2019/02/25 Neil RobinsonMagic-angle bilayer graphene
2019/03/04 – Bart de KlerkTBC
2019/03/11 – Bart van VoordenQuantum Scars
2019/03/25 – Wouter BuijsmanTime Crystals
2019/04/01 – Lewis BawdenTBC
2019/04/08 – Vincenzo AlbaTBC
2019/04/15 – Patrick VlaarTBC

Some suggested/future “classic topics” 

Old papers, “common knowledge”, things that often crop up in seminars:

  1. Luttinger’s Theorem
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2]
  2. RG for Fermi liquids
    [Ref 1]
  3. Homotopy and defects
    [Ref 1]
  4. Random singlet phases
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2]
  5. The Kondo problem and poor man’s scaling
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2] [Ref 3]
  6. The x-ray edge problem (and orthogonality catastrophe)
    [Ref 1]
  7. The Coulomb gap
    [Ref 1]
  8. TKNN (quantised Hall conductance)
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2] [Ref 3]
  9. Rokshar-Kivelson quantum dimer models
    [Ref 1]
  10. Weak localisation and conductance fluctuations
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2]
  11. Lieb-Robinson bounds
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2]
  12. Coulomb gas methods
    See, e.g., Chapter 9 of the “Big Yellow Book”
  13. Anderson Localisation
    [Ref 1]
  14. Coulomb phase in frustrated systems
    [Ref 1]
  15. Large deviations
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2]
  16. Dimer packing
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2] [Ref 3]
  17. BKT transition
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2]
  18. Griffith’s phases
    [Ref 1]
  19. Replica symmetry and it’s breaking
    [Ref 1]
  20. Lifshitz tails: bound states in random potentials
    [Ref 1]
  21. Anderson-Higgs mechanism in superconductors
    [Ref 1]
  22. Lee-Yang and Fisher zeroes
    [Ref 1]
  23. Chalker-Coddington Model for integer QHE.
    [Ref 1]

Suggested “recent topics”

A great source for inspiration is the Condensed Matter Journal Club.

Recently covered topics (since 2018)

  1. Luttinger Liquids
    See, e.g., the introductory chapters of Giamarchi’s book
  2. Goldstone modes and Mermin-Wagner theorem
  3. AKLT model
    [Ref 1]
  4. Lieb-Mattis Theorem
    [Ref 1]
  5. Introduction to holography/Maldacena’s conjecture
  6. Lieb-Schultz Mattis Theorem
    [Ref 1]
  7. Large-S mapping of spin chain to NLSM
    [Ref 1]
  8. Random matrix theory for quantum transport
    [Ref 1]
  9. 2D Ising Model (Onsager’s Solution, etc)
    [Ref 1]
  10. The Haldane Conjecture
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2] [Ref 3]
  11. Anyons
  12. CDWs and the Kohn Anomaly
  13. Spin liquids
  14. Magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene
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