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Thursday 2nd May 11am: Topological superconductivity in conventional Josephson junctions

Speaker: Falko Pientka (Max Planck, Dresden) Title: Topological superconductivity in conventional Josephson junctions Time: Thursday 2 May 2019, 11.00 am Abstract: Experimental studies of superconductors in low-dimensions and with interesting spin structure have become possible by engineering mesoscopic… Read More

Chris Hadfield visits DIAS to witness image of black hole being revealed

Commander Chris Hadfield joined Astrophysicists from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) on Wednesday, 10th April 2019 to witness the first ever image of a black hole being revealed. The European Commission press conference was screened live… Read More

Thursday 11th April: STP Seminar – Topology of quantum systems out of equilibrium

Title: Topology of quantum systems out of equilibrium Speaker: Max McGinley (University of Cambridge) Abstract: Topological phases of matter have attracted a huge amount of interest in recent years, thanks largely to the discovery of topological insulators in… Read More

Monday 1st April: STP Seminar – Gauge ambiguities imply Jaynes-Cummings physics remains valid in ultrastrong coupling QED

Title: Gauge ambiguities imply Jaynes-Cummings physics remains valid in ultrastrong coupling QED Speaker: Dr. Adam Stokes (University of Manchester) Abstract: In quantum electrodynamics (QED) each choice of gauge provides different physical definitions of light and matter as quantum… Read More

DIAS Research Forum 2019 – 10 May, 3-5pm

An inter-disciplinary research forum has been scheduled for Friday 10 May 2019, 3-5pm at Burlington Road. The forum is intended to be an informal event that provides post-doctoral scholars and PhD students with the opportunity to share and… Read More

Tuesday 19th March: STP Seminar – Heat transfer from topologically protected dynamics of Majorana zero modes

Title: Heat transfer from topologically protected dynamics of Majorana zero modes Speaker: Dr. Alessandro Romito (Lancaster University) Abstract:Quantum systems can have degenerate ground states protected against local fluctuations with exponential accuracy in the system size due to topology… Read More

Thursday 14th March: STP Seminar – “The electroweak monopole: the theory behind it, properties and its relevance in cosmology “

Title: The electroweak monopole: the theory behind it, properties and its relevance in cosmology Speaker: Professor Yongmin Cho (Sogang University, Korea) Abstract: The electroweak monopole in the standard model, the existence, characteristic features, cosmological production, and physical implications… Read More

What is Life?’ lecture series returns to Dublin after 75 years

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) has announced details of a public lecture series exploring the famous question – ‘What is Life?’ – which was famously considered by Professor Erwin Schrödinger in 1943. An expert from each… Read More

Tuesday 26th February: STP Seminar – “Thermodynamics of precision in quantum non-equilibrium steady states”

Title: “Thermodynamics of precision in quantum non-equilibrium steady states” Speaker: Dr. Giacomo Guarnieri (TCD) Abstract: We investigate the fundamental trade-off between current fluctuations and entropy production for systems in non-equilibrium steady states (NESS). We use the technique of… Read More

Thursday 7th February: STP Seminar – “Localization Counteracts Decoherence in Noisy Floquet Topological Chains”

Title: “Localization Counteracts Decoherence in Noisy Floquet Topological Chains” Speaker: Maresa Rieder (formerly Weizmann Institute) Abstract: The topological phases of periodically driven, or Floquet systems, rely on a perfectly periodic modulation of system parameters in time. Even the… Read More