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PHYSICS PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSE: Prashant Kumar

Ph.D. Candidate:  Prashant Kumar

Research Advisor:  Srinivas Raghu

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Time: 10 AM
Zoom Meeting Link: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/98265916767

Zoom Meeting Password: email mariaf67@stanford.edu for password


Title: Aspects of the half-filled Landau level

Abstract: The integer quantum Hall to insulator transition at the half-filled Landau level is a paradigmatic quantum critical point in two-dimensions. Many aspects of this problem have remained theoretically unsolved even though a vast amount of literature has been devoted to it. In this talk, I will provide a new composite-fermion perspective to this transition. Building up from a mean-field theory, I will show how various experimental observations such as particle-hole symmetry, the universal resistivity, dynamical scaling and superuniversality of QH transitions may be obtained in this framework.

 

May 26, 2020 - 10:00am