Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
1 March 2017
Topological Superconductors and Majorana Fermions
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.