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Abhinav Prem - Excursions Through Flatland. Or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Live in Two Dimensions

posted Apr 8, 2016, 1:03 PM by Adam Ellzey   [ updated Apr 13, 2016, 11:01 AM ]

 Wednesday, March 30th at 5:00 pm
Gamow Tower, 11th Floor,
Commons Room
Free Pizza

Excursions Through Flatland: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Live in Two Dimensions
Matter is built out of particles that obey the laws of quantum mechanics but these particles themselves are minuscule. How does quantum mechanics manifest itself on the macroscopic scale and what kinds of collective phenomenon are possible? This talk will discuss new kinds of particles, called anyons, that emerge in interacting many-body systems which are restricted to two-dimensions. Caution: Parts of the talk will be (K)not theoretical!

Abhinav Prem
Victor Gurarie Group

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