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 P812. 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.ics (starts from 20.12.16, next cycle)
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 "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
16.05.17. Hongxin Zhan
09.05.17. Pascal Stadler
02.05.17. Vlad Shkolnikov
25.04.17. Maximilian Russ
18.04.17. Ali Rezaei
11.04.17. Csaba Péterfalvi
04.04.17. Alexander Pearce
28.03.17. No journal club
21.03.17. No journal club
14.03.17. Andrey Moskalenko
07.03.17. Mattia Mantovani
28.02.17. Andor Kormanyos Systematic Magnus-Based Approach for Suppressing Leakage and Nonadiabatic Errors in Quantum Dynamics Phys. Rev. X 7, 011021
21.02.17. Raffael Klees Transport signatures of topological superconductivity in a proximity-coupled nanowire arXiv:1702.05046
14.02.17. Akashdeep Kamra Creating and Steering Highly Directional Electron Beams in Graphene Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 066801
07.02.17. No journal club
31.01.17. Robert Hussein Minimal Entanglement Witness from Electrical Current Correlations Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 036804
24.01.17. Alessandro David Electron spin-flip correlations due to nuclear dynamics in driven GaAs double dots Phys. Rev. B 95, 035306
17.01.17. Johannes Bülte Emergent Gauge Fields from Curvature in Single Layers of Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 026801
10.01.17. Matthew Brooks Anisotropic Invariance and the Distribution of Quantum Correlations Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 010401
03.01.17. No journal club
27.12.16. No journal club
20.12.16. Pascal Stadler Josephson effect in a Weyl SNS junction arXiv 1612.03734
13.12.16. Maxim Trushin Dirac fermions in an antiferromagnetic semimetal Nat. Phys. 12 3839
6.12.16. Ali Rezaei Nonequilibrium electron transport in a hybrid superconductor–normal metal entangler in a dissipative environment Phys. Rev. B 94 184515
29.11.16. Fei Xu Full-counting statistics of time-dependent conductors Phys. Rev. B 94 195433
22.11.16. Hongxin Zhan Spin dynamics of counterrotating Kitaev spirals via duality Phys. Rev. B 94 201110
15.11.16. Johannes Bülte Signatures of nonlocal Cooper-pair transport and of a singlet-triplet transition in the critical current of a double-quantum-dot Josephson junction Phys. Rev. B 94 155445
8.11.16. Pascal Stadler Canceled
1.11.16. No journal club
25.10.16. Vlad Shkolnikov Decoherence of three-level systems: Application to nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond near a surface Phys. Rev. B 94 134107
18.10.16. Maximilian Russ Transport spectroscopy of a spin-orbit-coupled spin to a quantum dot Phys. Rev. B 94 155419
11.10.16. Johannes Reutlinger Dynamical Scheme for Interferometric Measurements of Full-Counting Statistics Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 146801
4.10.16. No Journal Club
27.9.16. Matthew Brooks Noise-resilient Quantum Computing with a Nitrogen-Vacancy Center and Nuclear Spins Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 130502
20.9.16. No journal club
13.9.16. Marko Rancic
6.9.16. No journal club
30.8.16. No journal club
23.8.16. No journal club
16.8.16. Csaba Péterfalvi Non-Abelian Braiding of Light Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 073901
9.8.16. Alexander Pearce Milestones Towards Majorana-Based Quantum Computing Phys. Rev. X 6 031016
2.8.16. Andrey Moskalenko
26.7.16. Andor Kormanyos Nonlocal topological valley transport at large valley Hall angles arXiv:1607.05902
19.7.16. Johannes Reutlinger Spin-Swapping Transport and Torques in Ultrathin Magnetic Bilayers Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 036601
12.7.16. Alessandro David High-Fidelity Hot Gates for Generic Spin-Resonator Systems arXiv 1607.01614
5.7.16. Akashdeep Kamra Hybrid Quantum Device with Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamond Coupled to Carbon Nanotubes Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 01502
28.6.16. Pascal Stadler Conductance of a proximitized nanowire in the Coulomb blockade regime Phys. Rev. B 93 235431
21.6.16. Fei Xu Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction as a consequence of a Doppler shift due to Spin-Orbit-Induced Intrinsic Spin Current Phys. Rev. Lett. 116 247201
14.6.16. Maxim Trushin Magnetic Breakdown and Klein Tunneling in a Type-II Weyl Semimetal Phys. Rev. Lett. 116 236401
7.6.16. Hongxin Zhan Josephson junction through a disordered topological insulator with helical magnetization Phys. Rev. B 93 214502
31.5.16. Vlad Shkolnikov Rashba splitting of Cooper pairs Phys. Rev. Lett. 116 217001
24.5.16. Cyril Saussol Quantum Thermal Transistor Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 200601
17.5.16. Maximilian Russ Anisotropy of spin coherence in high mobility quantum wells with arbitrary magnetic fields arXiv 1605.03399
10.5.16. Ali Rezaei Anomalous Josephson effect in semiconducting nano-wires as a signature of the topologically nontrivial phase Phys. Rev. B 93, 174502
3.5.16. Johannes Bülte Strong mechanical squeezing and its detection Phys. Rev. A 93, 043844
26.4.16. Marko Rančić Macroscopic Quantum Superposition in Cavity Optomechanics Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 163602
19.4.16. Csaba Péterfalvi Nonlocality of the Aharonov-Bohm effect Phys. Rev. A 93, 042110
12.4.16. Alexander Pearce Trivial and inverted Dirac bands and the emergence of quantum spin Hall states in graphene on transition-metal dichalcogenide Phys. Rev. B 116, 136601
5.4.16. Andrey Moskalenko Nonlocal Anomalous Hall Effect Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 136601
29.3.16. Peter Machon Excess current in ferromagnet-superconductor structures with fully polarized triplet component arXiv 1603.06550
22.3.16. Peter Machon How many quasiparticles can be in a superconductor? arXiv 1603.04273
15.3.16. No journal club
8.3.16. No journal club
1.3.16. Akashdeep Kamra Effects of Dephasing on Spin Lifetime in Ballistic Spin-Orbit Materials Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 086602

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