Jake Koralek (SIMES Seminar)

Date(s) - Apr 24 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Shasta Room, Bldg. 40, Room 361


Shedding light on quantum matter

 Jake Koralek


In this talk I will discuss the application of a wide range of optical and X-ray spectroscopies to quantum materials. In the cuprate superconductors, for example, we have used femtosecond pulses of laser-light to excite collective modes of the charge density wave order recently discovered in these materials. In similar experiments, we have studied the collective modes of exotic spin textures like the Skyrmion lattice in MnSi. And, finally, I will discuss some of our very recent work on Iridium oxides, which possess both strong electron-electron interactions and strong spin-orbit coupling, providing an ideal playground for demonstration of exotic new ground states.Image accompanying announcement of Jake Koralek's seminar on 4/24/15