Journal Club on Condensed Matter Theory

The journal club is an event organized jointly with the Belzig group and takes place on Tuesdays at 12:00 s.t. in P712. Here you find a list with speakers and dates for the Journal Club. If you have any complaints about this schedule, feel free to write an email.

The new cycle of the journal club is starting soon. You can see the proposed list of speakers here.

Shiny new feature! Import this URL (do not download the file) in your preferred calendar application to have a (hopefully always updated) list of journal club appointments: http://theorie.physik.uni-konstanz.de/burkard/sites/default/files/journal_club/journal_club.ics
Examples. In macOS calendar, go to "File > New Calendar Subscription" and paste the URL, configure as you want but I suggest to refresh weekly. In KDE's KOrganizer calendar, right click on the calendars list, choose "Add Calendar" and select "ICal Calendar File", in the filename entry paste the URL, check the "Read only" box and refresh from time to time to be always updated.

New Journal Club rules! See the bottom of this page for more information.


Date Speaker Topic (slides) Paper
05.02.19 Danilo Nikolic
29.01.19 Hannes Weisbrich
22.01.19 Vlad Shkolnikov
15.01.19 Maximilian Russ
08.01.19 Ali Rezaei
01.01.19 No Journal Club
25.12.18 No Journal Club
18.12.18 Hongxin Zhan
11.12.18 Andrey Moskalenko
04.12.18 Mattia Mantovani
27.11.18 Dominik Maile
20.11.18 Thiago Lucena
13.11.18 Raffael Klees
06.11.18 Andrey Moskalenko
30.10.18 Robert Hussein
23.10.18 Felicitas Hellbach
16.10.18 Alessandro David
09.10.18 Matthew Brooks
02.10.18 No Journal Club
25.09.18 Benjamin D’Anjou
18.09.18 Monica Benito
11.09.18 No Journal Club
04.09.18 Matthias Kizmann
28.08.18 Hongxin Zhan Nonlocal Coupling between Antiferromagnets and Ferromagnets in Cavities Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 087204
21.08.18 Danilo Nikolic Anomalous Josephson Effect in S/SO/F/S heterostructures arXiv:1808.03475
14.08.18 Vlad Shkolnikov Van der Waals Spin Valves Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 067701
07.08.18 Ali Rezaei Synchronizing the Smallest Possible System Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 053601
31.07.18 No Journal Club
24.07.18 Maximilian Russ Quantum Holography in a Graphene Flake with an Irregular Boundary Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 036403
17.07.18 Mattia Mantovani Proposal for a Quantum Delayed-Choice Experiment with Massive Mechanical Resonators arXiv:1807.03194
10.07.18 Dominik Maile Detecting Equilibrium and Dynamical Quantum Phase Transitions in Ising Chains via Out-of-Time-Ordered Correlators Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 016801
03.07.18 No Journal Club
26.06.18 Thiago Lucena Non-Markovian Unruh Effect arXiv:1806.07662
19.06.18 Matthew Brooks Indistinguishability of Elementary Systems as a Resource for Quantum Information Processing Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 240403
12.06.18 Raffael Klees Valley switch in a graphene superlattice due to pseudo-Andreev reflection Phys. Rev. B 97, 241403(R)
05.06.18 Andrey Moskalenko Extracting the quantum metric tensor through periodic driving Phys. Rev. B 97, 201117(R)
29.05.18 Robert Hussein Dephasing effects on ac-driven triple quantum dot systems Phys. Rev. B 97, 195310
22.05.18 Felicitas Hellbach Resolution of superluminal signalling in non-perturbative cavity quantum electrodynamics Nat. Comm. 9, 1924
15.05.18 Benjamin D’Anjou Pulsed dynamical decoupling for fast and robust two-qubit gates on trapped ions Phys. Rev. A 97, 052312
08.05.18 Alessandro David Enhancing optical response of graphene through stochastic resonance Phys. Rev. B 97, 144204
01.05.18 No Journal Club
24.04.18 Johannes Bülte Squeezing Enhances Quantum Synchronization Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 163601
17.04.18 Matthias Kizmann Test One to Test Many: A Unified Approach to Quantum Benchmarks Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 150502
10.04.18 Monica Benito Decoherence-Free Interaction between Giant Atoms in Waveguide Quantum Electrodynamics Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 140404
03.04.18 Hongxin Zhan Topological Maxwell Metal Bands in a Superconducting Qutrit Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 130503
27.03.18 Vlad Shkolnikov Strong Coupling Corrections in Quantum Thermodynamics Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 120602
20.03.18 Benjamin D’Anjou Topological π Junctions from Crossed Andreev Reflection in the Quantum Hall Regime Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 116801
13.03.18 No journal club
06.03.18 No journal club
27.02.18 Maximilian Russ Phonon-induced decoherence of a charge quadrupole qubit arXiv:1802.05849
20.02.18 Ali Rezaei Bulk and edge spin transport in topological magnon insulators Phys. Rev. B 97, 081106(R)
13.02.18 Alexander Pearce Polariton Hall Effect in Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides arXiv:1802.02527
06.02.18 Danilo Nikolic Landau levels from neutral Bogoliubov particles in two-dimensional nodal superconductors under strain and doping gradients Phys. Rev. B 97, 024520
30.01.18 Mattia Mantovani Faithful state transfer between two-level systems via actively cooled finite temperature cavity arXiv:1801.06362
23.01.18 Dominik Maile Simultaneous continuous measurement of noncommuting observables: Quantum state correlations Phys. Rev. A 97, 012118
16.01.18 Thiago Lucena Ultimate precision of joint quadrature parameter estimation with a Gaussian probe Phys. Rev. A 97, 012106
09.01.18 Andor Kormanyos Tunable Intrinsic Plasmons due to Band Inversion in Topological Materials Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 266804
02.01.18 No journal club

And here's how it works:

  • Pick three recent papers from the arXiv (cond-mat or quant-ph), PRL, PRB, PRA, EPL, Nature, Nature Phys., or Science (no review articles).
  • Preferably, the paper should not be older than a week, or from the current issue in case of a monthly journal. Exception can be made in special cases.
  • The paper has to be of a theory flavour. If in an exceptional case an experimental work is presented, then the theoretical background must be thoroughly explained.
  • Send these papers until friday noon to Guido, Wolfgang, and Alessandro and indicate your preferences.
  • Prepare a talk of 20 minutes. If due to extensive discussion during the talk 30 minutes are reached, Damocles sword will drop ...
  • Pay special attention to the proper introduction and motivation of the underlying concepts. Half of the talk should cover the basics. In general, focus on the most important observed effects. It might not be necessary to show every single figure from the paper.
  • Compile a list with about 10 further articles (including abstracts) and hand it out at your talk.
  • Announce your Paper by writting to the mailing list.
  • If you like, send the slides of your talk and the compiled list of papers to Stefan, Alessandro or to the mailing list