PHYS 598 PTD - Physics in Two Dimensions

Fall 2016

Physics in Two DimensionsPHYS598PTD34941LEC41300 - 1420 M W  276 Loomis Laboratory Tony Leggett

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in physics intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

PHYSICS IN TWO DIMENSIONS. This course is intended as an introduction to some of the peculiarities of physics in systems which are effectively two-dimensional. It will emphasize the comparison of theory with experiment, especially in those cases in which the two apparently do not agree. Specimen topics include the question of long-range order in two dimensions, weak localization, the (integral and fractional) quantum Hall effect, the apparently metallic behavior seen in Si MOSFETs and other quasi-two-dimensional systems, and the general idea of topological quantum computation and some of its proposed implementrations.