Quantum Magnetism with SU(N) Symmetry: A new arena for exotic phenomena

Date/Time
Date(s) - Oct 24 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location
Room 335, McCullough Building

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Quantum Magnetism with SU(N) Symmetry: A new arena for exotic phenomena

 Andreas Läuchli

 Professor, Head of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck, Austria

 

In this talk I will review some of our recent theoretical and numerical work characterizing the exciting many body physics inherent to fermionic alkaline earth atoms confined to optical lattices in one and two dimensions.

We will discuss various unexpected types of magnetic order, an example of a gapless quantum spin liquid and a series of SU(N) chiral spin liquids stabilized by a synthetic orbital magnetic field.