Topic of Research Seminar: Topological Materials and their Phase Transitions
Abstract: Study of phases of matter and transitions between them is a central theme of condensed matter physics. In this regard, Landau’s symmetry breaking theory has been hugely successful. More recently, it has been found that there are phase transitions in (topological) materials which fall outside the paradigm of Landau’s theory. Ideas borrowed from topology have played a vital role in this understanding. In this talk, I will begin with an overview of topological materials and their phase transitions. I will also relate these ideas to some of our recent work on a class of 2D materials.
Subject Field of Topic: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
Name of Speaker: Prof. Kashif Sabeeh
Professorial Rank of Speaker: Professor
University Email of Speaker: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Group Weblink or University Profile weblink: http://phys.qau.edu.pk/Dr%20Kashif%20Sabeeh.html
Affiliation of Speaker: Eastern Mediterranean University, Northern Cyprus
Date and Venue: 19 September 2022, 1500 hrs, NUST School of Natural Sciences (NUST-SNS) New building CR # 205, NUST Islamabad.