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.
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
ROBERT B. LAUGHLIN
1998 Nobel Laureate in Physics
for discovery of a new form of quantum fluid with fractionally charged excitations.
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
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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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