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General Physics Colloquium - Georg Bruun: "The physics behind the Nobel Price 2016"

24.10.2016 | Karin Vittrup

Dato ons 30 nov
Tid 15:15 16:00
Sted Fys. Aud.

General Physics Colloquium

Speaker:

Georg Bruun

IFA

 

Title

The physics behind the Nobel Price 2016

 

Abstract: 


The Nobel Price in physics in 2016 was given to David J. Thouless, J. Michael Kosterlitz, and F. Duncan M. Haldane "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter”. I will in this talk try to give a straightforward introduction to the physics behind this price. Also, I will outline how their work laid the foundation for a whole new research field investigating topological insulators/superconductors, which is one of the most active research topics in physics today. 

 

Coffee and cake will be served at 15:05

Institut for Fysik og Astronomi, Medarbejdere, Offentligheden / Pressen