Activities and training


  • Journal club on the hydro approach

    (Joint activity with the  Institute of Theoretical Physics (IFT))

  • March 1st: Matteo Baggioli. Introduction: Gurzhi effect, flow through narrow channels and hydro signatures, superballistic transport.
  • March 14: M.A.H. Vozmediano:Fermi liquid, Dirac quasiparticles, graphene.
  • March 29: Amadeo Jiménez: Basics on hydrodynamics (I).
  • April 5: Amadeo Jiménez: Basics on hydrodynamics (II).
  • April 9: Ilya Tokatly: Spin-orbit coupling as a background SU(2) field.
  • April 29: Yago Ferreiros:Hydrodynamic regime  observed  in a Weyl semimetal.
  • Workshop on Weyl metals: 11-15 February 2019

(Joint activity with the  Institute of Theoretical Physics (IFT))


Group meetings 2019:

  • January 14: Miguel Sierra (Universidad de las Islas Baleares): A general overview of the Kondo effect and its thermoelectric transport response.

Group meetings 2018: 

  • January 15:  Ángel Gutiérrez: Polariton Hall Effect in Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides.
  • January 29:  Luca Chirolli: Chiral Majorana Interference as a Source of Quantum Entanglement.
  • February 19: Alberto Cortijo:  Theory of the Strain-Induced Magnetoelectric Effect in Planar Dirac Systems.
  • February 27: Óscar Pozo: Lorentz breaking fixed points in Dirac and Weyl semimetals.
  • March 12: Belén Valenzuela: High-Tc Superconductivity in twisted bilayer graphene.
  • March 19: Vicente Arjona: Rotational strain in Weyl semimetals.
  • April 9: María A. H. Vozmediano: A Nernst current from the conformal anomaly in Dirac and Weyl semimetals.
  • April 23: Mattia Udina. THz pump-probe spectroscopy: accessing collective excitations in superconductors, charge-density-wave systems and correlated metals.
  • June 4: Francesca Finochiaro. Uses of group theory.
  • September 5: Vincenzo Vitagliano. Curvature effects on spontaneous symmetry breaking.
  • October 1: Raquel Fernández. Iron superconductors.
  • October 22: Tomasso Cea: Non-linear optical response in superconductors: time resolved THz spectroscopy and third-harmonic generation.
  • November 19: Alberto Cortijo: Parity anomaly in the linear and non-linear optical response of nodal-line semimetals.

 Group meetings at La Cristalera

The  group meetings at La Cristalera took place on May 2014, March 2017. The first meeting gave rise to the joint review «Novel effects of strains in graphene and other two dimensional materials» published in Physics Reports  617, 1 – 54 (2016) arXiv:1503.00747

May 2014

March 2017

Postgraduate Courses

We offer two Postgraduate Courses at ICMM:

Frontier in Materials Science

It is a course about the research done at ICMM. In particular Belén Valenzuela teaches a lecture on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems.

Emergence of Quantum Phases in Novel Materials

It is a course about the milestones in condensed matter: Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, Magnetism, Superconductivity, Quantum Phase Transitions and Topological phases. Belén Valenzuela teaches lectures on  Classical and Quantum Phase Transitions and on Topological insulators, and Alberto Cortijo teaches lessons about Dirac materials and Weyl semimetals.