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
12.05.20 Benedikt Tissot
05.05.20 Hannes Weisbrich
28.04.20 Danilo Nikolic
21.04.20 Jonas Mielke
14.04.20 Philipp Mutter
07.04.20 Dominik Maile
31.03.20 Raffael Klees
24.03.20 Thiago Lucena
17.03.20 No Journal Club
10.03.20 Matthias Kizmann
03.03.20 No Journal Club
25.02.20 Amin Hosseinkhani
18.02.20 Monica Benito Topological Josephson Heat Engine arXiv:2002.05492
11.02.20 Florian Ginzel Universal Spectral Features of Ultrastrongly Coupled Systems Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 040404
11.02.20 Felicitas Hellbach Long-Lived Entanglement Generation of Nuclear Spins Using Coherent Light Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 043602
04.02.20 No Journal Club
28.01.20 Alessandro David Valley-Layer Coupling: A New Design Principle for Valleytronics Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 037701
21.01.20 No Journal Club
14.01.20 Philipp Mutter Cross-Platform Verification of Intermediate Scale Quantum Devices Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 010504
07.01.20 No Journal Club

And here's how it works:

  • Pick three recent papers from the arXiv (cond-mat or quant-ph), PRL, PRB, PRA, Phys. Rev. Research, 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