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(Oct. 10) Colloquium in Physics and Engineering

Last updated :2013-10-08

Topic: High-temperature superconductivity: a frontier physics concerning emerging quantum phenomenon
Speaker: Prof. WEI Ku
, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University
Chair: Prof.  YAO Daoxin, School of Physics and Engeering, SYSU
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM, Thursday, October 10, 2013
Venue: Room 300, Shiyou Hall, School of Physics and Engeering, South campus, SYSU


Abstract:

This talk will start with a general perspective of many-body physics as a frontier of physics, with emerging quantum phenomena and spontaneous broken symmetry. It will introduce one of the current topics of the field, namely high-temperature superconductivity, starting with its potential applications in high magnetic field generation and energy transportation and storage. The talk will then get into a few examples of new experimental findings and our new realization of the nature of superconductivity in Fe-based superconductors and the cuprates.

Brief Introduction of the Speaker:

Prof. KU Wei is working at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University in USA. He received his B.S. from Tamkang University in Taiwan (1991), Ph.D. from University of Tennessee (2000). Then he worked as a Post-graduate Researcher at University of California Davis (2001-2003). Since 2003, he has been working in Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department in Brookhaven National Laboratory. He is also an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University. His research interest includes study of electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of strongly correlated systems (including correlated nano-materials), using state-of-the-art computational approaches.