Upcoming events

  • Bethe-Colloquium by Dmitri Kharzeev (Stony Brook), October 11th, 2018
  • Bethe-Colloquium by Gabriela Barenboim (Valencia), December 13th, 2018

Further information will be given as soon as it is available.

Bethe Colloquium by Dmitri Kharzeev

October 2018
Stuart Raby

The first Bethe Colloquium in the winter term will take place on Thursday, October 11th, 2018, (4:15 pm) in Hörsaal I.

  • Dmitri Kharzeev (Stony Brook)
  • Chiral matter: from quarks to quantum materials
  • Hörsaal I, Physikalisches Institut

Abstract: Chirality is an ubiquitous concept in modern science, from particle physics to biology. In quantum physics, chirality is linked to the topology of gauge fields due to the quantum chiral anomaly. While the quantum anomaly is usually associated with the short-distance behavior, recently it has been realized that it affects also the macroscopic behavior of fluids with chiral fermions. In particular, the local imbalance between left- and right-handed fermions in the presence of magnetic field induces the non-dissipative transport of electric charge ("the Chiral Magnetic Effect"). In heavy ion collisions, there is an ongoing search for this effect at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, with a dedicated isobar run completed in June of 2018. Recently, the Chiral Magnetic Effecht has been discovered in ZrTe5 and other materials possessing chiral quasi-particles. This observation opens a path towards applications in microelectronic devices and quantum computers.