Phase diagram of the interacting Majorana chain

Speaker: Ian Affleck, University of British Columbia

When: October 28, 2015 (Wed), 12:00PM to 01:00PM (add to my calendar)
Location: SCI 328

This event is part of the Condensed Matter Theory Seminar Series.

A chain of interacting Majorana fermions may describe a 1 dimensional vortex lattice in a superconducting strip on a topological insulator. I will present the fascinating phase diagram of this model which includes a gapped supersymmetric phase, an emergent conserved charge and a novel commensurate-incommensurate transition.