Robert B. Laughlin - Biography






Research Interests

Current research is primarily high-temperature superconductivity theory. Recent work includes model studies of doped Mott insulators, computation spectroscopic quantities -- optical conductivity, magnetic susceptibility, photoemission -- from first principles, and development of new mathematical methods based on the fractional quantum Hall effect. These include the use of condensed matter lattice gauge theories, the use of quasiparticles carryin g fractional quantum numbers, and the application of conventional Feynman rules to systems containing both. Other interests include the theory of metals, localization, and quantum chaos. 


Career History


Robert M. & Anne Bass Professor of Physics 

A.B., 1972, University of California at Berkeley 

Ph.D. , 1979, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Research Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1982-present 

Associate Professor of Physics, Stanford University, 1985-89 

Professor of Physics, 1989-present 

IBM Fellow , 1976-78 

E.O. Lawrence Award for Physics, 1985 

Oliver E. Buckley Prize, 1986 

Eastman Kodak Lecturer, University of Rochester, 1989 

Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1990 

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 

Member of the National Acamdey of Sciences 

Co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics, 1998 


Research Associates

Martin Greiter 

Graduate Students

Giacomo Vacca 

Darrell Schroeter 





1998 Nobel Laureate in Physics

for discovery of a new form of quantum fluid with fractionally charged excitations.


Born: 1950

Place of birth: Visalia, CA, U.S.A.

Education: Ph.D.'79 in physics from M.I.T. (Cambridge, U.S.A.)

Residence: California, U.S.A.

Affiliation: Physics Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, U.S.A.

phone: (650) 723-4563

FAX: (650) 723-9389

email: rbl@large.stanford.edu


Book Store

The Quantum Hall Effects; Integral And Fractional by Tapash Chakraborty et. al.

The Quantum Hall Effect (Graduate Texts In Contemporary Physics) - a thorough treatment of the Quantum Hall Effect phenomenon

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