Topological Quantum Matter Seminar
Speaker: Bruno Mera, Instituto Superior Tecnico
Title: Uniqueness of Landau levels and their analogs with higher Chern numbers
Abstract: Lowest Landau level wavefunctions are eigenstates of the Hamiltonian of a charged par- ticle in two dimensions under a uniform magnetic field. They are known to be holomorphic both in real and momentum spaces, and also exhibit uniform, translationally invariant, geometrical properties in momentum space. In this talk, using the Stone-von Neumann the- orem, we show that lowest Landau level wavefunctions are indeed the only possible states with unit Chern number satisfying these conditions. We also prove the uniqueness of their direct analogs with higher Chern numbers and provide their expressions.
Ref: Bruno Mera and Tomoki Ozawa. Uniqueness of Landau levels and their analogs with higher Chern numbers. arXiv:2304.00866, 2023. arXiv:2304.00866.