CMT Forum: Frank Schindler

12 Jun 2024
Seminars and colloquia
Simpkins Lee

Frank Schindler (Imperial)

Seminar series
CMT Forum
Knowledge of physics?
Yes, knowledge of physics required
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Interaction-induced crystalline topology of excitons

Topological band theory has celebrated various successes over the last few years, such as the recent classifications of crystalline materials based on their space group symmetry. We are currently witnessing a drive to generalise this theory to the case where interactions between electrons become relevant, with much work focused on ground states. As an alternative direction, we here study the topology of interaction-induced excitations, specifically excitons in semiconductors. In my talk, I will give a pedagogical introduction to the classification and bulk-boundary correspondence of exciton band structures based on inversion symmetry.