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Joint JQI/CMTC Seminar: Anyons

September 19, 2016 - 11:00am
Speaker: 
Frank Wilczek
Institution: 
MIT
For many years it was thought that bosons and fermions exhaust the possibilities for quantum statistics. But deeper analysis uncovered new possibilities: anyons. Anyons of several kinds occur in models of condensed matter. Their study involves deep ideas from topology and exotic corners of quantum mechanics. To date most work on anyons has been theoretical, but experiments are catching up. I'll survey all this, including very recent work on spin liquids.
 
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