"Superconductivity!" by Sudip Chakravarty (UCLA)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Bhaumik Lectures

Bhaumik Lecture

California Room, Faculty Center
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
3:30 PM Bhaumik Tea refreshments
4-5 PM Lecture

Guest Speaker: Sudip Chakravarty (UCLA)

Talk Title: "Superconductivity!"


In this lecture I will discuss the core ideas of superconductivity as a manifestation of quantum phenomenon on a macroscopic scale. The emphasis will be on spontaneously broken gauge symmetry. It is also a beautiful example of effective field theory and toplogical arguments. I will finish with a brief discussion of the recent explosion of high temperature superconductors.

California Room, Faculty Center