Department of Physics

Physics Theory Seminar

– Spring 2015

Division of Theoretical Physics at the Department of Physics organizes a series of theory seminars. Physics theory seminars are open.

Time: Monday 15:15 - 16:00

Location: E5-103, Realfagbygget NTNU. Natural Science Building

Coordinator: Jacob Linder

Theory seminars for the spring 2015

February 9

Ilya Eremin, Theoretische Physik III, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
«Superconductivity from repulsion in multiband layered systems: novel s-wave symmetry and potential time-reversal symmetry breaking in iron-based superconductors»

February 9

Ilya Eremin, Theoretische Physik III, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
«Superconductivity from repulsion in multiband layered systems: novel s-wave symmetry and potential time-reversal symmetry breaking in iron-based superconductors»

Abstract

Superconductivity from repulsion in multiband layered systems: novel s-wave symmetry and potential time-reversal symmetry breaking in iron-based superconductors

In my talk we will review the multiband aspects of superconductivity arising from repulsive interaction with weak spin fluctuations.

Most importantly, I will analyze the structure of the pairing interaction and superconducting gaps for LiFeAs, which electronic structure and superconducting gaps are well studied by ARPES. We use the ten-orbital tight-binding model, derived from ab-initio LDA calculations with hopping parameters extracted from the fit to ARPES experiments.

We find that the pairing interaction almost decouples between two subsets, one consists of the outer hole pocket and two electron pockets, which are quasi-2D and are made largely out of dxy orbital, and the other consists of the two inner hole pockets, which are quasi-3D and are made mostly out of dxz and dyz orbitals.

Furthermore, the bare inter-pocket and intra-pocket interactions within each subset are nearly equal. In this situation, small changes in the intra-pocket and inter-pocket interactions due to renormalizations by high-energy fermions give rise to a variety of different gap structures. Different s-wave gap configurations emerge depending on whether the renormalized interactions increase attraction within each subset or increase the coupling between particular components of the two subsets.

We argue that the state with opposite sign of the gaps on the two inner hole pockets has the best overlap with ARPES data.

February 16

Matthias Eschrig, Royal Holloway, University of London and NTNU (Lars Onsager Professorship 2015)
«Modern theory of polarization in solids - Berry phase approach: part I»

February 16

Matthias Eschrig, Royal Holloway, University of London and NTNU (Lars Onsager Professorship 2015)
«Modern theory of polarization in solids - Berry phase approach: part I»

Abstract

Modern theory of polarization in solids - Berry phase approach: part I

 

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:55:02 +0100

February 27

Matthias Eschrig, Royal Holloway, University of London and NTNU

«Modern theory of polarization in solids - Berry phase approach: part II»

February 27

Matthias Eschrig, Royal Holloway, University of London and NTNU

«Modern theory of polarization in solids - Berry phase approach: part II»

The seminar will take place on Friday February 27. at 10:15-12:00 in R10

Abstract

Modern theory of polarization in solids - Berry phase approach: part II

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:18:40 +0100

March 23

Matthias Eschrig, Royal Holloway, University of London and NTNU

«Topological materials and Majorana fermions: part I»

March 23

Matthias Eschrig, Royal Holloway, University of London and NTNU

«Topological materials and Majorana fermions: part I»

Abstract

Topological materials and Majorana fermions: part I

 

April 9

Anna Posazhennikova, Royal Holloway, University of London
«Cold bosons out of equilibrium in multi-well potentials»

April 9

Anna Posazhennikova, Royal Holloway, University of London
«Cold bosons out of equilibrium in multi-well potentials»

The seminar will take place on Thursday April 9 at 14:15 in E5-103

Abstract

Cold bosons out of equilibrium in multi-well potentials

How a finite system approaches thermal equilibrium remains an open question in spite of intense research.
We investigate the non-equilibrium dynamics and thermalisation of a Bose condensed cold gas loaded in a multi-well optical trap (a two-well trap and  a 2D optical lattice). The non-equilibrium arises due to a sudden switch of the inter-well hopping. We show a number of interesting and unexpected effects arising in the system, which can be checked experimentally.

Fri, 01 May 2015 04:47:43 +0200

April 28

Matthias Eschrig, Royal Holloway, University of London and NTNU

«Topological materials and Majorana fermions: part II»

April 28

Matthias Eschrig, Royal Holloway, University of London and NTNU

«Topological materials and Majorana fermions: part II»

The seminar will take place on Tuesday April 28 at 12:15-14:00 in R10

Abstract

Topological materials and Majorana fermions: part II

 

Fri, 01 May 2015 04:48:36 +0200

May 4

William Naylor, Department of Physics (NTNU)
«Towards quantitative comparisons between effective theories and numerical simulation of QCD»

May 4

William Naylor, Department of Physics (NTNU)
«Towards quantitative comparisons between effective theories and numerical simulation of QCD»

Towards quantitative comparisons between effective theories and numerical simulation of QCD

I will discuss recent (and ongoing) work using the Polyakov loop coupled Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (PNJL) model aimed at allowing precise comparisons between model calculations and numeric (lattice) calculations within equilibrium non-perturbative QCD. The PNJL calculations are done using 2-color QCD so this will be briefly introduced. Lattice calculations have to deal with a number of unphysical difficulties and we seek to modify the model in a minimal manner that accounts for these. The talk with focus on introducing the model we use and the physics that it describes."

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:47:27 +0200
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:49:34 +0200
Irene Aspli