On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, Prof. Nicola Marzari (EPFL) will give a talk within the Seminar Series of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Dynamical Processes in Atoms, Molecules and Solids organized together with our center. The Seminar consists of a short pre-talk on “Molecular Switches on Dangling Bond Circuits” given by a student within IMPRS, Thomas Lehmann, followed by Prof. Marzari’s presentation.
Adventures in Flatland
Wednesday, 11.05.201, 16:30 – 18:00
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI PKS, Nöthnitzer Str. 38, Dresden), Seminar room 1+2
“Understand, predict, and design” has been for a long time the informal mission statement of our group; since occasionally we do follow through on this, I’ll take the chance to illustrate the paradigm with case studies taken from the burgeoning field of 2D materials. I’ll discuss in particular the breakdown of the established but approximate picture of phonons being the heat carriers in crystals, the engineering of Berry phases in nanostructures to create 1D electron and hole wires, and our ongoing efforts to exfoliate all known 3D materials.