Time crystals
December 13th, 2017 KRZYSZTOF GIERGIEL Jagiellonian University

Time crystals are many-body systems that, due to interactions between particles, are able to spontaneously self-organize their motion in a periodic way in time by analogy with the formation of crystalline structures in space in condensed matter physics. In solid state physics properties of space crystals are often investigated with the help of external potentials that are spatially periodic and reflect various crystalline structures. Similar approach can be applied for time crystals because periodically driven systems constitute counterparts of spatially periodic systems but in the time domain. Wide class of condensed matter problems can be realized in the time domain if single-particle or many-body systems are resonantly driven. It opens up unexplored territory for investigation of condensed matter physics in time and for invention of novel "time devices" because time is our new ally.

Seminar, December 13, 2017, 15:00. Seminar Room

Hosted by Prof. Maciej Lewenstein