Siddharth A. Parameswaran
UC Irvine, Dept. of Phys. & Astron.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to David Thouless, Duncan Haldane, and Michael Kosterlitz "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter”. I will review the discoveries they made and explain how they have changed our understanding of critical phenomena in low dimensions and the phases of quantum matter.