Lecture Series: Alessandro Giuliani @ PoliMi

Monday, Jan 15, 2024 – 15:00 Aula Seminari III piano (III fl)
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2024 – 15:00 Sala Consiglio (VII fl)
Mathematics Department, Politecnico di Milano
Ed. 14 (Nave), Campus Leonardo, Milano, Italy

SPEAKER: Alessandro Giuliani (Università degli Studi di Roma Tre)

Universality of the critical conductivity of the Haldane-Hubbard model

The Haldane model is a standard tight binding model describing electrons hopping on a hexagonal lattice subject to a transverse, dipolar, magnetic field. We consider its interacting version and study the critical case at the transition between the trivial and the “topological” insulating phases. In previous works,
we proved the quantization of the critical longitudinal conductivity for weak enough interaction strength. We now report a recent extension of the result to the critical transverse conductivity, which turns out to be quantized at half-integer values, irrespective of the interaction strength. Proofs are based on a combination of constructive Renormalization Group methods and exact lattice Ward Identities. Joint works with S. Fabbri, V. Mastropietro, M. Porta, R. Reuvers.

The talk will be divided in two parts: in part 1, motivations, main results and main ideas of the proof will be stated and explained. Part 2 will be more technical and will discuss in more detail some selected aspects of the proof.

This initiative is part of the “PhD Lectures” activity of the project “Departments of Excellence 2023-2027” of the Department of Mathematics of Politecnico di Milano. This activity consists of seminars open to PhD students, followed by meetings with the speaker to discuss and go into detail on the topics presented at the talk.