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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Composite fermions: magical beauty of emergence
Seminar:Department of Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:Jainendra Jain, Penn State University
It is surprising that we can make any progress at all in understanding the behavior of a collection of a large number of interacting particles, given that even the problem of three interacting particles cannot be solved exactly. The trick is to guess emergent principles guided by experiment. I will talk about how new particles emerge in the context of the fascinating phenomenon known as the quantum Hall effect (1985 and 1998 Nobel Prizes), and how they help solve a problem that at first seemed utterly impossible.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:03 / 28 / 2013
Time:03:35pm - 04:25pm