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The Quest of the Kagome Hubbard Model

  • 2022-11-02
  • Prof. Ronny Thomale, Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany

Since its (re-)discovery in the second half of the 20th century, the lattice of corner-sharing triangles called kagome has become one of the key domains featuring paradigmatic models for exotic quantum electronic states of matter. Depending on the filling, the Hubbard model on the kagome lattice exhibits several fascinating phases subject to contemporary research in condensed matter physics, ranging from topological spin liquids over correlated Dirac metals and unconventional superconductivity to spin-type and charge-type Peierls phases as well as turbulent hydrodynamic flow. I will discuss recent progress in theory to understand such scenarios of correlated electron systems on the kagome lattice.

Ronny Thomale is a Full Professor and Institute Chair in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany. After completing his doctorate at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, he was a post-doc at TKM Karlsruhe, TP1 Dortmund and Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics. He was a Humboldt Feodor Lynen Fellow at Princeton University. He worked at EPFL for a year before joining Univ Würzburg. He has received several awards and prizes. To name a few, he received Sackler International Prize in Physics from Tel Aviv University in the year 2020 and the Outstanding Referee Award from American Physical Society in the year 2014. He works on exotic quantum materials.