WHEN: 24 August 2017, 2PM
WHAT: FLEET & MCATM Seminar: Professor Jennifer Hoffman - Imaging the surface states of a strongly correlated topological insulator
WHERE: Seminar Room 107, 10 College Walk, Monash Clayton

Seminar Flyer can be downloaded here. All welcome.

Abstract: The prediction and subsequent discovery of topological band insulators with robust spin-polarized surface states has launched a new subfield of physics over the last decade.

In the last few years it has been recognized that when topology is combined with strong electron-electron correlations, even more interesting and potentially useful states of matter can arise, such as new topological classifications, fractionalized states, and many-body localization that preserves the topology of the insulating state against thermal destruction.

This seminar gives a general introduction to topological materials, and show the first direct proof of a strongly correlated topological insulator.

About the Speaker: Professor Jenny Hoffman is interested in how electrons behave within exotic materials. Her research team at Harvard has designed and constructed three low-temperature scanning probe microscopes to visualize and manipulate this behavior directly.

Innovative techniques include quasiparticle interference imaging to extract the band structure of materials at the nanoscale, and force microscopy to trigger nanoscale electronic phase transitions. Materials of particular interest include high temperature superconductors, topological insulators, and strongly correlated vanadates, all of which present deep physics questions as well as potential for novel applications.

WHEN: 8 September 2017, 10:00 - 17:00
WHAT: Young Researchers Forum "Got PhD, What Next?"
WHERE: G29/G30 New Horizons Centre, Monash University.

Young Researchers Forum brings together young researchers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields. This Forum provides a vibrant location to network, discuss research ideas and practice professional skills. All post-doctoral fellows, MSc and PhD students welcome.

Co-hosted with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies and back by popular demand, this "Got PhD, What Next?" Forum will discuss various career options for STEM PhD graduates and ECRs, proudly brought to you by FLEET and MCATM. You will hear from academics, entrepreneurs, business development and research managers, who will share their career journeys and top tips on making the most of your PhD training.

Participants will have chance to ask our guest speakers the hard questions and advice during the panel discussions.

To see what we have in store for you, view our speakers' profiles and the program.

Registration is essential for catering purposes, please RSVP your attendance by September 4.