Magnetism is a fascinating phenomenon with roots in the ancient world. Although its precise understanding calls for relativistic quantum mechanics and field theory, it is integral to everyday technologies. In magnetic insulators, electrons are closely bound to a crystal lattice and carry strongly interacting magnetic dipoles; as a result, phases of matter with no classical analogs are possible. Such quantum magnetic phases are of great fundamental interest as a testbed of our understanding of many-particle quantum mechanics. In the first part of this lecture, I will discuss some of the central ideas in quantum magnetism, from the Heisenberg model to the more recent concepts introduced by Kitaev and others. Then, I will explain our research program to search for these simple models in bulk materials and understand their properties using neutron spectroscopy.
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Sep 29, 2022
Guest: Martin Mourigal, Associate Professor, School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Thursday, September 29, 2022 3:55 pm - 4:55 pm
Location: Physics Auditorium (202) and Zoom
CSP Lunch Seminar
Oct 4, 2022
Guest: Steven Hancock, Center for Simulational Physics, University of Georgia
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Location: Zoom Meeting
Graduate Recruitment Event
Oct 26, 2022
Considering to join the Physics & Astronomy Graduate Program at UGA in 2023? On October 23 at 10:00 am, our department organizes an informal online event, where we provide information on our PhD and MS programs, and how great life is at UGA and in Athens, GA. We'll also be happy to answer your questions during the event.
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