F. Duncan M. Haldane
- F. Duncan M. Haldane
- Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Physics
- Princeton University
- 330 Jadwin Hall,
- Princeton, NJ 08544-0708, USA
- Phone: (609) 258-5856
- Secretary: (609) 258-5650, (Antonia Sarchi, email@example.com )
- Fax: (609) 258-1549
Current Research Description
See also Recent talks.
See also the description on the Princeton Physics department site.
I am currently (June 2011) developing a new geometric description of the
fractional quantum Hall effect that introduces the "shape" of the
"composite boson", described by a "unimodular" (determinant 1)
spatial metric-tensor field as the fundmamental
collective degree of freedom of FQHE states. See arXiv:1106.3375 This new "Chern-Simons + quantum geometry"
description is a replacement for the "Chern-Simons + Ginzburg-Landau"
paradigm introduced c.1990. Unlike its predecessor, it provides a
description of the FQHE collective mode that agrees with the
Girvin-Macdonald-Platzman "single-mode approximation".
This work grew out of an earlier study
arxiv:0906.1854 of the dissipationless "Hall viscosity" of FQHE states.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow (1984-88);
Fellow of the American Physical Society (1986-);
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Boston) (1992-);
recipient of the Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize of the American Physical Society (1993);
Fellow of the Royal Society of London (1996-);
Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) (1996-);
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2001-);
Lorentz Chair at the Lorentz Institute, Leiden (2008);
co-recipient (with Charles Kane and Shoucheng Zhang, (photo, talk) of the 2012 ICTP Dirac Medal;
Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics (2013-2014), Nobel Prize for Physics 2016 (co-laureates David J. Thouless and J. Michael Kosterlitz); elected to National Academy of Sciences (Foreign Associate) May 2017.
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Last modified May 2017