Kahler geometry in twisted materials

09/30/2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CMSA Room G10
Address: CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Member Seminar

Speaker: Jie Wang

Title: Kahler geometry in twisted materials

Abstract: Flatbands are versatile platform for realizing exotic quantum phases due to the enhanced interactions. The canonical example is Landau level where fractional quantum Hall physics exists. Although interaction is strong, the fractional quantum Hall effect is relatively well understood thanks to its model wavefunction, exact parent Hamiltonian, conformal field theory analogous and other exact aspects. In generic flatbands, the interacting physics is controlled by the interplay between the interaction scale and intrinsic quantum geometries, in particular the Berry curvature and the Fubini-Study metric, which are in general spatially non-uniform. It is commonly believed that the non-uniform geometries destroy these exact properties of fractional quantum Hall physics, making many-body states less stable in flatbands.

In this talk, I will disprove this common belief by showing a large family of flatbands (ideal flatbands) where quantum geometries can be highly non-uniform, but still exhibit exact properties such as model wavefunctions, density algebra, exact parent Hamiltonians. I will discuss both the theory of ideal flatband, its experimental realization in Dirac materials as well as implications.