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 P812. 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:
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
10.04.18 Benjamin D’Anjou
03.04.18 Hongxin Zhan
27.03.18 Vlad Shkolnikov
20.03.18 Andrey Moskalenko
13.03.18 No journal club
06.03.18 No journal club
27.02.18 Maximilian Russ
20.02.18 Ali Rezaei
13.02.18 Alexander Pearce
06.02.18 Danilo Nikolic
30.01.18 Mattia Mantovani
23.01.18 Dominik Maile
16.01.18 Thiago Lucena
09.01.18 Andor Kormanyos
02.01.18 No journal club
26.12.17 No journal club
19.12.17 Raffael Klees
12.12.17 Akashdeep Kamra
05.12.17 Robert Hussein
28.11.17 Felicitas Hellbach
21.11.17 Alessandro David Giant Spin Lifetime Anisotropy in Graphene Induced by Proximity Effects Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 206601
14.11.17 Johannes Bülte Dispersive Readout of Adiabatic Phases Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 196802
07.11.17 Matthew Brooks Harvesting Multiqubit Entanglement from Ultrastrong Interactions in Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 183602
31.10.17 No journal club
24.10.17 Monica Benito Quantum Spin Stabilized Magnetic Levitation Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 167202
17.10.17 Hongxin Zhan Stabilization and control of Majorana bound states with elongated skyrmions arXiv:1710.04159
10.10.17 Maximilian Russ Entangling distant solid-state spins via thermal phonons arXiv:1710.01455
03.10.17 No journal club
26.09.17 Ali Rezaei
19.09.17 Andrey Moskalenko Atomically thin semiconductors as nonlinear mirrors Phys. Rev. A 96, 031801(R)
12.09.17 Vlad Shkolnikov Dynamics of a mesoscopic qubit ensemble coupled to a cavity: Role of collective dark states Phys. Rev. A 96, 033804
05.09.17 Pascal Stadler Cooling of chiral heat transport in the quantum Hall effect regime of graphene Phys. Rev. B 96, 075434
29.08.17 No journal club
22.08.17 No journal club
15.08.17 No journal club
08.08.17 Alexander Pearce Autonomous Quantum Clocks: Does Thermodynamics Limit Our Ability to Measure Time? Phys. Rev. X 7, 031022
01.08.17 Mattia Mantovani Fractional Spin and Josephson Effect in Time-Reversal-Invariant Topological Superconductors Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 046801
25.07.17 Andor Kormanyos High-power collective charging of a solid-state quantum battery arXiv:1707.04930
18.07.17 Thiago Lucena Why you should not use the electric field to quantize in nonlinear optics arXiv:1707.01686
11.07.17 Raffael Klees Topological semimetals with a double-helix nodal link Phys. Rev. B 96, 041102
Nodal-link semimetals Phys. Rev. B 96, 041103
04.07.17 Akashdeep Kamra Signatures of Pauli Blockaded Spin Transport Across Coupled Quantum Spin Chains arXiv:1706.09030
27.06.17 Hongxin Zhan Coherent transport of levitons through the Kondo resonance Phys. Rev. B 95, 241302
20.06.17 No journal club
13.06.17 No journal club
06.06.17 Matthew Brooks Cooling a Harmonic Oscillator by Optomechanical Modification of Its Bath Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 223602
30.05.17 No journal club
23.05.17 Alessandro David Zeno Hall effect Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 200401
16.05.17 Vlad Shkolnikov Stimulated Raman Adiabatic control of a nuclear spin in diamond arXiv:1705.04229
09.05.17 Pascal Stadler Spin-dependent thermoelectric phenomena in a quantum dot attached to ferromagnetic and superconducting electrodes arXiv:1705.01007
02.05.17 Robert Hussein Supercurrents in Unidirectional Channels Originate from Information Transfer in the Opposite Direction: A Theoretical Prediction Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 177001
25.04.17 Maximilian Russ Quantum-limited measurement of spin qubits via curvature coupling to a cavity arXiv:1704.05876
18.04.17 Ali Rezaei Thermoelectric properties of a strongly correlated layer arXiv:1704.02934
11.04.17 Csaba Péterfalvi Spin superfluid Josephson quantum devices Phys. Rev. B 95, 144402
04.04.17 Alexander Pearce Coherent Atom-Phonon Interaction through Mode Field Coupling in Hybrid Optomechanical Systems Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 133603
28.03.17 No journal club
21.03.17 No journal club
14.03.17 Andrey Moskalenko The Quantum Cheshire Cat effect: Theoretical basis and observational implications arXiv:1703.02959
07.03.17 Mattia Mantovani Disorder-induced phase transitions of type-II Weyl semimetals Phys. Rev. B 95, 094201
28.02.17 Andor Kormanyos Systematic Magnus-Based Approach for Suppressing Leakage and Nonadiabatic Errors in Quantum Dynamics Phys. Rev. X 7, 011021
21.02.17 Raffael Klees Transport signatures of topological superconductivity in a proximity-coupled nanowire arXiv:1702.05046
14.02.17 Akashdeep Kamra Creating and Steering Highly Directional Electron Beams in Graphene Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 066801
07.02.17 No journal club
31.01.17 Robert Hussein Minimal Entanglement Witness from Electrical Current Correlations Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 036804
24.01.17 Alessandro David Electron spin-flip correlations due to nuclear dynamics in driven GaAs double dots Phys. Rev. B 95, 035306
17.01.17 Johannes Bülte Emergent Gauge Fields from Curvature in Single Layers of Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 026801
10.01.17 Matthew Brooks Anisotropic Invariance and the Distribution of Quantum Correlations Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 010401
03.01.17 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