Past colloquia and seminars


Colloquium in memoriam of Dionys Baeriswyl, Dionys and the Fractal Hubbard Model

General public Colloquium / Congress / Forum

We know how electrons behave in 1,2,3 dimensions, but what about d=1.58? In this talk, I will first describe fractals, structures that may have a non-integer dimension. Then I will present experiments on electronic [1] and photonic [2] quantum simulators and explain how electrons and photons behave at fractal dimension. Finally, I will discuss the fractal Hubbard model and tell you a bit about Dionys Baeriswyl, a friend and mentor who gave me the first insights on the Hubbard Model.

[1] S.N. Kempkes, M.R. Slot, S.E. Freeney, S.J.M. Zevenhuizen, D. Vanmaekelbergh, I. Swart, and C. Morais Smith, “Design and characterization of electronic fractals”, Nature Physics 15, 127(2019) [see also 15 years of Nature Physics, Nature Physics 16, 999 (2020)].
[2] X.-Y. Xu, X.-W. Wang, D.-Y. Chen, C. Morais Smith, and X.-M. Jin, “Quantum transport in fractal networks,” Nature Photonics 15, 703 (2021).
[3] M. Conte, V. Zampronio, M. Rontgen, C. Morais Smith, “The Fractal Hubbard Model”, preprint (2023) = see appendix

When? 25.10.2023 16:50
Where? PER 08 1.50
Chemin du Musée 3
1700 Fribourg
speaker Prof. Cristiane Morais Smith
Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Contact Département de Physique
Prof. F. Scheffold

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