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Ford Distinguished Lecture


Dr. Pablo Jarillo-Herrero
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Rackham Amphitheatre
Horace H. Rackham Graduate School
University of Michigan Central Campus

There will be a reception prior to the lecture, beginning at 3:30 PM, in the East Conference Room near the Amphitheatre. Seating will begin at 3:15 pm.

This live-streamed lecture will also be available at 4:00 pm on YouTube. Please watch the final product at this YouTube link.

The Magic of Moiré Quantum Matter

Lecture Abstract:
The understanding of strongly-correlated quantum matter has challenged physicists for decades. The discovery three years ago of correlated phases and superconductivity in magic angle twisted bilayer graphene led to the emergence of a new materials platform to investigate strongly correlated physics, namely moiré quantum matter. These systems exhibit a plethora of quantum phases, such as correlated insulators, superconductivity, magnetism, Chern insulators, and more. In this talk, Professor Jarillo-Herrero will review some of the recent advances in the field, focusing on the newest generation of moiré quantum systems, where correlated physics, superconductivity, and other fascinating phases can be studied with unprecedented tunability. He will end the talk with an outlook of some exciting directions in this emerging field.

Brief Biosketch:
Professor Pablo Jarillo-Herrero from MIT studies novel condensed-matter systems and is especially well-known for his pioneering work with twisted bilayer graphene.

He has received the 2020 Wolf Prize in Physics and the 2020 Buckley Prize in Condensed Matter Physics, among many other honors.


Location: Rackham Amphitheatre
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Campus
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The Rackham Amphitheatre is located on the fourth floor of the Rackham Building. Doors to the fourth floor Rackham Amphitheatre will open at 3:15 pm for seating. Please come early as there will be no admittance after the lecture has started! A seating overflow room will be set up in the West Conference Room on the fourth floor near the Rackham Amphitheatre.

City Parking: Maynard Street Parking Structure
324 Maynard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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