Seminar illustration
​Schematic picture of wire and islands of magnetic impurities (blue) deposited on the surface of a superconductor creating topological systems with Majorana fermions (red) at wire end points and in vortex cores. 
​Image credit: Kristofer Björnson, UU​

Topological superconductors and Majorana fermions

We we​lcome you to attend this year first GPC Physics Colloquium by  Annica Black-Schaffer, Uppsala University.


Topological superconductors with Majorana fermion quasiparticles form a newly discovered class of matter. The Majorana fermion can be seen as half an electron, or more accurately, the electron wave function has split up into two completely separate parts. I will explain the basic physics behind topological superconductors and why Majorana fermions appear, briefly review the current experimental status, and report a few of our recent findings.​
Category Colloquium; Lecture
Location: PJ, lecture hall, Fysikgården 2B, Fysik Origo
Starts: 30 January, 2020, 15:15
Ends: 30 January, 2020, 16:00

Published: Mon 27 Jan 2020.