Video Library

Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres.  Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities.  Recordings of events in these areas are all available On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA)PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's 



Friday Jul 10, 2015

Motivated by spin-wave continuum (SWC) observed in recent neutron scattering experiments in Herbertsmithite, we use Gutzwiller-projected wave functions to study dynamic spin structure factor of spin liquid states on the kagome lattice. As their ground state, spin-1 excited states for spin liquids are represented by Gutzwiller-projected two-spinon excited wave functions. We investigate three different spin liquid candidates, spinon Fermi-surface spin liquid (FSL), Dirac spin liquid (DSL) and random-flux spin liquid (RSL). We find that DSL has no explicit contradiction with experiments.


Friday Jul 10, 2015

We study non-Fermi liquids that arise at the quantum critical points associated with the spin and charge density wave transitions in metals with the C2 symmetry. We use the dimensional regularization scheme, where a one-dimensional Fermi surface is embedded in 3 − epsilon dimensional momentum space. In three dimensions, marginal Fermi liquids arise at the spin and charge density wave critical points.


Thursday Jul 09, 2015

Motivated by results of DMRG and tensor network simulations on doped
$t$-$J$ model on honeycomb lattice, we study superconductivity of singlet and triplet pairing in this model. We show that a superconducting state with coexisting spin-singlet and spin-triplet pairings is induced by the antiferromagnetic order near half-filling. The superconducting state we obtain has a topological phase transition that separates a topologically trivial state and a non-trivial state with Chern number two.


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