Magnetic Monopoles in Spin Ice
Dr Felix Flicker, New College, Oxford
Cutting a magnet in half simply results in two smaller magnets, each with a north and south pole. In this talk Felix will review attempts to find ‘magnetic monopoles’ (a north pole without a south, or vice versa), both as fundamental particles and as emergent properties of underlying systems. Join us on an expedition to find the north pole! The last century saw teams of explorers from around the world brave the ices in attempts to reach the north and south poles. These days we are again working to discover the poles – but this time, the task is to isolate the individual poles of a magnet.
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