National Seminar Condensed Matter Physics 8 October



The event will take place at Gravensteen, at the heart of Leiden downtown very close to the Pieterskerk.

Special guests for the occasion will be Zahid Hasan from Princeton University who will be talking about topological band insulators, and Zlatko Tesanovic from Johns Hopkins University who will be talking about iron-based superconductors.


10:15-10:30 Opening

10:30-11:30 M.Z. Hasan (Princeton) Topological insulators and related superconductors

11:30-12:00 Coffee and tea

12:00-13:00 M. Cubrovic (Leiden) Geometric encoding for Fermi

statistics: strongly correlated electrons from AdS/CFT

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 E. van Heumen (Amsterdam) Electronic structure of iron-pnictide superconductors: just scratching the surface

15:00-15:30 Coffee and tea

15:30-16:30 Z. Tesanovic (Johns Hopkins) High temperature superconductivity in the age of iron

16:30 Closing remarks