Annica Black-Schaffer

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Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Date

1 March 2017

Host

Tomas Bzdusek

Title

Topological Superconductors and Majorana Fermions

Abstract

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 separate parts. I will explain why Majorana fermions appear, briefly review the current experimental status, and report on a few of our new findings, such as spontaneous currents and disorder robustness.

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Annica Black-Schaffer (right) with Tomas Bzdusek
 
 
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