Cristiane Morais Smith

Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

In this talk, I will first explain the concept of quantum simulators, first proposed by Richard Feynman. Then, I will show how to use scanning tunnelling microscopes to design interesting lattices that can act as quantum simulators of real materials, or even go beyond what exists in Nature. Finally, I will tell you about a recently constructed electronic Sierpinski triangle, and show how the electrons acquire a fractional dimension when they are constraint to move in this kind of fractal lattice.