报告人：Markus Kindermann, Associate Professor，
School of Physics, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA
报告摘要：Graphene, a two-dimensional allotrope of carbon, has drawn much attention since its first experimental isolation. Much of this fascination stems from itsexotic low-energy dynamics that is governed by the “Dirac equation,” a quantum mechanical law of motion that was originally discovered for relativisticparticles such as neutrinos. Unlike for real neutrinos, however, the Dirac equation for electrons in graphene is generically massless. In this talk I will discusshow a mass term can be induced in the material and what the consequences of such mass are. Unlike the situation for real, relativistic particles, the massfor the charge carriers in graphene can be space-dependent. I will discuss the manifestations of this exotic property for the electrical characteristics of thematerial.
报告人简介：In 2003Markus Kindermann received a PhD in Physics from the University of Leiden. For three years he then did postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Cornell University before joining in 2006 the School ofPhysics of the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research is in the area of condensed matter theory with a focus on the physics of electronic nanostructures and quantum information science.