Séminaire du LPTMS: Leonardo Mazza


11:00 - 11:30

LPTMS, salle 201, 2ème étage, Bât 100, Campus d'Orsay
15 Rue Georges Clemenceau, Orsay, 91405
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Majorana zero modes in one-dimensional Ytterbium quantum gases

Leonardo Mazza (Département de Physique, ENS, Paris)

After their introduction in the context of the relativistic Dirac equation, Majorana fermions have recently experienced a renewed interest for their relevance in the description of topological superconducting models, where they appear as Majorana zero modes. In this talk I will investigate the possibility of realizing Majorana zero modes in cold-atom experiments, and in particular I will argue that one-dimensional Ytterbium gases offer a natural experimental playground for their experimental implementation.


  • [1] F. Iemini, L. Mazza, L. Fallani, P. Zoller, R. Fazio and M. Dalmonte, Majorana Quasiparticles Protected by 2 Angular Momentum Conservation, Phys.Rev.Lett. 118 200404 (2017)
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