Journal Club on Condensed Matter Theory

The journal club is an event organized jointly with the Belzig group and takes place on Tuesdays at 12:00 s.t. in P712. Here you find a list with speakers and dates for the Journal Club. If you have any complaints about this schedule, feel free to write an email.

The new cycle of the journal club is starting soon. You can see the proposed list of speakers here.

Shiny new feature! Import this URL (do not download the file) in your preferred calendar application to have a (hopefully always updated) list of journal club appointments: http://theorie.physik.uni-konstanz.de/burkard/sites/default/files/journal_club/journal_club.ics
Examples. In macOS calendar, go to "File > New Calendar Subscription" and paste the URL, configure as you want but I suggest to refresh weekly. In KDE's KOrganizer calendar, right click on the calendars list, choose "Add Calendar" and select "ICal Calendar File", in the filename entry paste the URL, check the "Read only" box and refresh from time to time to be always updated.

New Journal Club rules! See the bottom of this page for more information.


Date Speaker Topic (slides) Paper
14.01.20 Philipp Mutter
07.01.20 No Journal Club
31.12.19 No Journal Club
24.12.19 No Journal Club
17.12.19 Hannes Weisbrich
10.12.19 Amin Hosseinkhani
03.12.19 Niklas Rohling
26.11.19 Ali Rezaei
19.11.19 No Journal Club
12.11.19 Danilo Nikolic
05.11.19 Jonas Mielke
29.10.19 Raffael Klees
22.10.19 Dominik Maile Entangling continuous variables with a qubit array Phys. Rev. B 100, 144506
15.10.19 Mattia Mantovani Synchronization along quantum trajectories arXiv:1910.03325
08.10.19 Thiago Lucena Detection of Quantum Phases via Out-of-Time-Order Correlators Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 140602
01.10.19 Robert Hussein Phonon-Induced Enhancement of Photon Entanglement in Quantum Dot-Cavity Systems Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 137401
24.09.19 No Journal Club
17.09.19 Felicitas Hellbach Photon-Assisted Charge-Parity Jumps in a Superconducting Qubit Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 107704
10.09.19 Vlad Shkolnikov Photonic heat transport across a Josephson junction Phys. Rev. B 100, 094508
03.09.19 No Journal Club
27.08.19 Matthias Kizmann How to detect qubit-environment entanglement generated during qubit dephasing Phys. Rev. A 100, 022318
20.08.19 Florian Ginzel Effective quasiparticle approach for a Cavity-QDots System arXiv:1908.03150
13.08.19 Benjamin D'Anjou Prediction of the spin triplet two-electron quantum dots in Si: towards controlled quantum simulations of magnetic systems arXiv:1908.02543
06.08.19 Monica Benito Unconventional quantum optics in topological waveguide QED Science Advances 5, eaaw0297
30.07.19 No Journal Club
23.07.19 Matthew Brooks All Magic Angles in Twisted Bilayer Graphene are Topological Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 036401
16.07.19 Alessandro David Flatbands and Perfect Metal in Trilayer Moiré Graphene Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 026402
09.07.19 Raffael Klees Majorana corner and hinge modes in second-order topological insulator-superconductor heterostructures arXiv:1907.02070
02.07.19 Florian Ginzel Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics with Frequency-Dependent Reflectors Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 243601
25.06.19 Danilo Nikolic Fine energy splitting of overlapping Andreev bound states in multi-terminal superconducting nanostructures arXiv:1906.06734
18.06.19 Ali Rezaei Identification of topological superconductivity in magnetic impurity systems using bulk spin-polarization arXiv:1906.02639
11.06.19 Hongxin Zhan Nonreciprocal Directional Dichroism Induced by the Quantum Metric Dipole Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 227402
04.06.19 Mattia Mantovani Prospects of reinforcement learning for simultaneous damping of many mechanical modes arXiv:1905.12344
28.05.19 Hannes Weisbrich Role of Quasiparticles in an Electric Circuit with Josephson Junctions Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 207702
21.05.19 Maximilian Russ Protocol for a resonantly-driven three-qubit Toffoli gate with silicon spin qubits arXiv:1905.06756
14.05.19 Vlad Shkolnikov
07.05.19 Dominik Maile Quantum signatures in quadratic optomechanics Phys. Rev. A 99, 053801
30.04.19 Thiago Lucena Knotted non-Hermitian metals Phys. Rev. B 99, 161115(R)
23.04.19 No Journal Club
16.04.19 Matthias Kizmann Environment-Assisted Holonomic Quantum Maps Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 140501
09.04.19 Robert Hussein Cavity-Mediated Electron-Photon Superconductivity Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 133602
02.04.19 No Journal Club
26.03.19 Alessandro David Theory of Magnetic Domain Phases in Ferromagnetic Superconductors Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 117002
19.03.19 Felicitas Hellbach Entropic Energy-Time Uncertainty Relation Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 100401
12.03.19 Amin Hosseinkhani Giant Shot Noise from Majorana Zero Modes in Topological Trijunctions Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 097003
05.03.19 No Journal Club
26.02.19 Benjamin D'Anjou Quantum Algorithms for Systems of Linear Equations Inspired by Adiabatic Quantum Computing Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 060504
19.02.19 Matthew Brooks Quantifying Memory Capacity as a Quantum Thermodynamic Resource Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 060601
12.02.19 Monica Benito Poor man's topological quantum gate based on the Su-Schrieffer-Heeger model arXiv:1902.01358
05.02.19 Danilo Nikolic Extractable Work, the Role of Correlations, and Asymptotic Freedom in Quantum Batteries Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 047702
29.01.19 Hannes Weisbrich Transport Signatures of a Majorana Qubit and Read-out-induced Dephasing arXiv:1901.08312
22.01.19 Vlad Shkolnikov Quantum Effects in a Mechanically Modulated Single-Photon Emitter Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 023602
15.01.19 Maximilian Russ Modulated Continuous Wave Control for Energy-Efficient Electron-Nuclear Spin Coupling Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 010407
08.01.19 Ali Rezaei Failure of Conductance Quantization in Two-Dimensional Topological Insulators due to Nonmagnetic Impurities Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 016601
01.01.19 No Journal Club

And here's how it works:

  • Pick three recent papers from the arXiv (cond-mat or quant-ph), PRL, PRB, PRA, EPL, Nature, Nature Phys., or Science (no review articles).
  • Preferably, the paper should not be older than a week, or from the current issue in case of a monthly journal. Exception can be made in special cases.
  • The paper has to be of a theory flavour. If in an exceptional case an experimental work is presented, then the theoretical background must be thoroughly explained.
  • Send these papers until friday noon to Guido, Wolfgang, and Alessandro and indicate your preferences.
  • Prepare a talk of 20 minutes. If due to extensive discussion during the talk 30 minutes are reached, Damocles sword will drop ...
  • Pay special attention to the proper introduction and motivation of the underlying concepts. Half of the talk should cover the basics. In general, focus on the most important observed effects. It might not be necessary to show every single figure from the paper.
  • Compile a list with about 10 further articles (including abstracts) and hand it out at your talk.
  • Announce your Paper by writting to the mailing list.
  • If you like, send the slides of your talk and the compiled list of papers to Stefan, Alessandro or to the mailing list