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Search and Discovery of the Majorana Fermion - Shoucheng Zhang

February 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Hewlett 201

The Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics announces the seventh mini-course by Stanford physics faculty on recent fundamental advances in theoretical physics. This will be the second of two public lectures given by Professor Shoucheng Zhang.

Majorana fermion is a hypothetical fermionic particle which is its own anti-particle.Intense research efforts focus on its experimental observation as a fundamental particlein high energy physics and as a quasi-particle in condensed matter systems.I shall discuss the theoretical prediction and the experimental discovery of the chiralMajorana fermion in a topological state of quantum matter.

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