CANCELLED - Princeton Quantum Colloquium - Adiel Stern (Weizmann Institute of Science) "The return of the Anyons - news from the fractional quantum Hall effect" - McDonnell A01

Apr 15, 2024, 12:20 pm1:20 pm
McDonnell A01
Faculty, post docs, grads



Event Description

The fractional quantum Hall effect, first observed some four decades ago,  is a system where Anyons - particles of fractional charges and fractional quantum statistics - flourish. In the last year, several important developments have brought the physics of Anyons back into the limelight. In particular, Anyons were shown to be quantum particles that can interfere as waves, and their traditional "alma mater", the fractional quantum Hall effect, has been shown to exist even without the application of any magnetic field.

I will review some of these developments, focusing on the theory behind them, and making minimal assumptions of prior knowledge