Title: Chiral Superconductivity
Speaker: Dr. Catherine Kallin,
Institute: McMaster University
Location: ABB 102
Chiral superconductivity is a striking quantum phenomenon in which an unconventional superconductor spontaneously develops an angular momentum, breaking both time-reversal symmetry and parity. It is a topologically non-trivial state which supports distinctive topological modes at surfaces and defects. Sr2RuO4, the best studied example, is thought to be a chiral p-wave superconductor, while UPt3 has been proposed to support a chiral
f-wave superconducting phase. This talk will provide an overview of chiral superconductivity and also highlight recent progress in explaining some of the puzzles in reconciling theoretical models of chiral superconductivity with experiments.