The Geometry of the Quantum Hall Effect


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  • Speaker: D. T. Son (University Professor at University of Chicago)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 10/19/2012
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Location: 340 West Hall

  • Description:

    By putting the quantum Hall system in a curved space, we reveal a rich
    set of symmetries. We use these symmetries to restrict the effective
    field theory describing the quantum Hall state. The physical
    consequences of the effective field theory are described: the shift,
    the Hall viscosity, and the wavenumber correction to the Hall
    conductivity. The talk is based on arXiv:1109.2651.

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