ICTP-East African Institute for Fundamental Research
KIST2 Building CST
University of Rwanda
A seminar by Rosario Fazio, ICTP, Italy, who will present the idea of the so-called Floquet time-crystals arising in many-body systems that are periodically driven.
- Speaker: Rosario Fazio, ICTP, Italy
- Date: Wednesday, 20 February, 2019
- Time: 16:00 – 17:00 HRS (Tea and coffee: 15:45 HRS)
- Venue: EAIFR, top floor (Former “KIST2” Building of the Univ. of Rwanda in Nyarugenge)
Landau's idea of classifying phases of matter in terms of symmetry breaking is a cornerstone of modern physics. In his pioneering work Wilczek argued that an autonomous system can break time translation symmetry, thus realizing what he called “time crystals”. Their existence has been confirmed very recently in a number of experiments. Fazio will review the field focusing in particular on the so-called Floquet time-crystals arising in many-body systems that are periodically driven.
This is a seminar that can be of interest to engineers, physicists and mathematicians. The general public is invited.
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