Seminario INMA – Impulso: Quantum materials engineering with light: making Matter and Photons to cooperate

El próximo lunes 3 de junio a las 10:30 horas tendrá lugar una nueva sesión del ciclo de conferencias INMA-Impulso, un ciclo de conferencias que trata de acercar la investigación más puntera a la sociedad.

La próxima sesión titulada: “Quantum materials engineering with light: making Matter and Photons to cooperate” correrá a cargo de Ángel Rubio de la Max Planck, Hamburg, Flatiron Institute, USA.

Resumen de la charla:

One of the principal challenges in computational physics is to formulate an accurate yet computationally viable theory that can address non-equilibrium light-driven phenomena in molecules and quantum materials. Additionally, there is a need to simulate spatially and temporally resolved spectroscopies, ultrafast events, and newly emerging states of matter. In pursuit of this goal, TDDFT has emerged as the cutting-edge ab initio theoretical framework, enabling reliable and precise simulations of light-induced alterations in the physical and chemical characteristics of intricate systems. In this context, I will also introduce the recently developed framework of Quantum Electrodynamics Density-Functional Formalism (QEDFT). This framework offers a first-principles approach to predict, characterize, and manipulate the spontaneous emergence of ordered phases in strongly interacting light-matter hybrids, referred to as polaritons These phases manifest both as ground states, resulting in novel states of matter, as well as metastable states. Noteworthy examples include photon-mediated superconductivity, cavity fractional quantum Hall physics, and optically driven topological phenomena in low dimensions. This exploration brings to light a burgeoning field, which we term "Cavity Materials Engineering" or the science of strongly correlated electron-photon interactions.  We will conclude with the great challenges ahead in this captivating field of research.

La conferencia tendrá lugar el lunes 3 de junio a las 10:30 horas en el Sala de Grados de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad de Zaragoza.