Jun 13 – 19, 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
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What does localization mean in interacting systems?

Jun 18, 2015, 1:45 PM
CCIS L1-140 (University of Alberta)

CCIS L1-140

University of Alberta

Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Condensed Matter and Materials Physics / Physique de la matière condensée et matériaux (DCMMP-DPMCM) R2-2 Strongly correlated systems (DCMMP) / Systèmes fortement corrélés (DPMCM)


Rachel Wortis (Trent University)


In 1958, Phil Anderson showed that the wavefunctions of noninteracting particles moving in a random potential can become localized in space. Anderson localization has since been observed in a wide variety of systems. However, interactions between particles aren’t always negligible. In fact it is precisely the materials in which electron-electron interactions are most significant that are of the greatest current interest. Moreover, the properties of these materials are usually tuned by doping, which introduces disorder. So how do interactions effect localization? This talk will provide an overview of recent progress towards clarifying what localization means in interacting systems.

Primary author

Rachel Wortis (Trent University)

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