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/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 "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
17.10.17 Hongxin Zhan
10.10.17 Pascal Stadler
03.10.17 No journal club
26.09.17 Vlad Shkolnikov
19.09.17 Maximilian Russ
12.09.17 Ali Rezaei
05.09.17 Alexander Pearce
29.08.17 No journal club
22.08.17 No journal club
15.08.17 No journal club
08.08.17 Andrey Moskalenko
01.08.17 Mattia Mantovani
25.07.17 Thiago Lucena
18.07.17 Andor Kormanyos
11.07.17 Raffael Klees
04.07.17 Akashdeep Kamra
27.06.17 Hongxin Zhan
20.06.17 No journal club
13.06.17 No journal club
06.06.17 Matthew Brooks
30.05.17 No journal club
23.05.17 Alessandro David
16.05.17 Vlad Shkolnikov
09.05.17 Pascal Stadler
02.05.17 Robert Hussein
25.04.17 Maximilian Russ
18.04.17 Ali Rezaei Thermoelectric properties of a strongly correlated layer arXiv:1704.02934
11.04.17 Csaba Péterfalvi Spin superfluid Josephson quantum devices Phys. Rev. B 95, 144402
04.04.17 Alexander Pearce Coherent Atom-Phonon Interaction through Mode Field Coupling in Hybrid Optomechanical Systems Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 133603
28.03.17 No journal club
21.03.17 No journal club
14.03.17 Andrey Moskalenko The Quantum Cheshire Cat effect: Theoretical basis and observational implications arXiv:1703.02959
07.03.17 Mattia Mantovani Disorder-induced phase transitions of type-II Weyl semimetals Phys. Rev. B 95, 094201
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

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