Dynamical topological phases in periodically driven systems

Event Dates: 

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:00pm

CTQM Seminar Type: 

  • Related Seminar Series

Speaker Name(s): 

Andrew Potter

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of California Berkeley

Abstract, Event Details: 

Periodically driven (Floquet) quantum systems can exhibit new non-equilibrium phases of matter that are intrinsically dynamical and could not occur in a static systems. In this talk, I will examine new forms of symmetry protected topological (SPT), symmetry enriched topological (SET) phases, and quantum criticality that arise in Floquet systems, with an emphasis on systems with strong interactions. I will describe the prospects for exploring these new phenomena in cold-atoms and trapped ion systems.