A.M Tremblay: High-Temperature Superconductivity - a (biased) overview of the Field

André-Marie Tremblay Professor from the University of Sherbrooke (Canada)

Mondays 9, 16, 23 and 30 march 2015. From 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Salle 5, Collège de France, 11 place Marcelin Berthelot, 75005 Paris

Refinement of materials and of experimental tools over the last two decades has led to broad  agreement on many aspects of the phase diagram of cuprate high-temperature superconductors. Similarly, theoretical tools have been improving steadily. In this series of four talks, I give an overview of experimental results and focus on state of the art for two classes of theoretical methods and what they teach us on the physics of high-temperature superconductors and of related strongly correlated materials, such as the layered organic superconductors of the BEDT family. I hope to convey that we are beginning to see some convergence between theory and experiment. Lectures will be one and half-hour long but will generally be divided in two parts, with a short break in between. The first part of each talk should be broadly accessible while the second part, especially in the last two talks, will be a bit more formal, expanding on some aspects of the first part.

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