Location: Faculty Hall
Title : Topological Quantum Matter, Entanglement, and a “Second Quantum Revolution”
Prof. F. Duncan M. Haldane,
Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Physics, Princeton University
Nobel Laureate in Physics, 2016
While the laws of quantum mechanics have remained unchanged and have passed all tests for the last eighty-five years, new discoveries about the exotic states that they allow, “entanglement”, and ideas from quantum information theory, have greatly changed our perspective, and some believe that a “second quantum revolution” is currently underway. The discovery of unexpected “topological states of matter”, and their possible use for “topologically-protected quantum information processing” is one of the important themes of these developments, and will be described.
About the Speaker :
Duncan Haldane is a condensed matter theorist renowned for his many seminal contributions, including the theories of Luttinger liquids, one-dimensional spin chains, fractional quantum hall effect, exclusion statistics, entanglement spectra, and much more. He was educated at St. Paul’s School, London, and Christ’s College, Cambridge where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree followed by a PhD in 1978 for research supervised by P W Anderson (Physics Nobel Laureate 1977). Following post-doctoral work at the Institut Laue–Langevin in Grenoble, France, he held faculty positions at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and the University of California, San Diego, before moving to Princeton University in 1990.
Haldane is a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics (UK), the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Foreign Associate of the U S National Academy of Sciences. He is a winner of the Oliver E. Buckley Prize of the American Physical Society, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, Lorentz Chair and the Dirac Medal, apart from many other honors. He shared the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics with David J. Thouless and J. Michael Kosterlitz “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter”.
Thursday, 10th January 2019
Time : 4.00 P.M
Venue : Faculty Hall, Main Building
High Tea : 5.00 P.M
Prof. Anurag Kumar
Director, IISc will preside.
All are welcome
Prof. Rahul Pandit
Indian Institute of Science