Niels Bohr Lecture by Nobel Laureate 2016, Duncan Haldane

Physics Nobel Lecture 2016

Prof. F. Duncan M. Haldane at Princeton University delivers the last Niels Bohr Lecture of the year. In connection with the prize ceremony in Stockholm, Prof. Haldane visits NBI and gives a talk on the work that led to his share in the 2016 Nobel prize in physics.

Prize motivation: "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter”.

Prof. Haldane got his PhD from Cambridge in 1978. He has since worked in Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, University of Southern California in Los Angeles, AT&T Bell Labs in New Jersey, University of California San Diego and since 1990 he has been the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics at Princeton university.

Citing from his homepage, “I am interested in strongly-interacting quantum many-body condensed-matter systems, explored by non-perturbative methods”. Currently this involves problems like the geometry of the fractional quantum Hall effect (FQHE), the entanglement spectrum of quantum states, model wavefunctions for the FQHE, and not least topological Insulators, and Chern Insulators.

  • AUD. 1 (NOTE LOCATION!) at HCØ, at 15:15, Wednesday, Dec. 14.

As usual, coffee, tea and cookies will be served in front of the auditorium at 15:00.