Project Topics

 

Projects will involve reading on a topic of interest and making a brief oral presentation (10- 15 minutes) at the end of the course, and a one-two page report, that highlights what is interesting about the chosen topic and a brief description.
Below are some project suggestions, but if you have other ideas, come and discuss them with me. Please try to decide on your project topic by Nov15.
 
Reviews:
  1. The Kondo Effect and MultiChannel Kondo Effect Affleck's review
  2. Field theory of disordered systems RMP-Section 5, Stone
  3. Quantum Hall Skyrmions and Bilayer QHE Girvin.
  4. Quantum Hall phase transitions Sondhi
  5. Renormalization group for Fermions Shankar
  6. ADS-CFT duality and Condensed Matter Physics: Sachdev
  7. Kitaev Model Kitaev

Other Project Topics;

  1. Large N theory of Frustrated Magnetism Sachdev
  2. Deconfined Criticality PRBl
  3. Gauge theories from Defect Suppression: Z2 gauge theory: Rokshar; U(1) gauge theory: Motrunich
  4. Topological Terms in quantum magnets from Dirac fermions [Paper1, Paper2]
  5. Dimer models [Moessner1, Moessner2 ]
  6. String Order Parameters [Review, den Nijs]
  7. Microscopic Models of Fractionalization 1: [Balents]  
  8. Microscopic Models of Fractionalization 2: 3D [Hermele
  9. Tunneling into Quantum Hall Edges etc. [KaneFisher]
  10. Quantum Entanglement and D=1+1 Criticality [Wilczek, Cardy]

 

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