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Homework

  1. HW1 Due Jan 29   Solutions
  2. HW2 Due Feb 9   Solutions
  3. HW3 Due Feb 26   Solutions
  4. HW4 Due Mar. 26 Solutions
  5. HW5 Due Apr. 22 Solutions

"Journal club presentation"

Here are some instructions for the final presentation in the course. Your proposed topic must be received by March 15.

Name Title References
Colin Barquist
Apr. 17
Universality and scaling in biological systems A General Model for the Origin of Allometric Scaling Laws in Biology Geoffrey B. West, James H. Brown, and Brian J. Enquist, Science 276, 122 (1997).
Presentation
     
Shinibali Bhattacharya
Apr. 24
Statistical Mechanics for Natural Flocks of Birds W. Bialeka et al, PNAS 109, 4786 (2012)
Presentation
     
Adamya Goyal
Apr. 17
Tomonaga-Luttinger Liquids Sinitiro Tomonaga; Remarks on Bloch's Method of Sound Waves applied to Many-Fermion Problems, Progress of Theoretical Physics, Volume 5, Issue 4, 1 July 1950, Pages 544-569
An Exactly Soluble Model of a Many-Fermion System, J. M. Luttinger Journal of Mathematical Physics 1963 4:9, 1154-1162
Presentation

     
Marc Lewkowitz
Apr. 19
Landau Theory applied to River Formation Scaling and River Networks: A Landau Theory for Erosion, E. Somfai and L.M. Sander, Phys. Rev. E56, R5 (1997).
Presentation
     
Xiao Chen
Apr. 24
Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals: Interplay of simplicity and complexity Takezoe, Gorecka and Cepic, RMP 82, 897 (2010)
     
Wenguang Jiang
Apr. 24
Bosonic surface states and acoustic spectroscopy of confined superfluid 3He-B T. Mizushima & J.A. Sauls arXiv paper
Presentation
     
Johnny Adams
Apr. 19
Superglass Theory of the Superglass Phase, Biroli et al, PRB 78, 224306 2008
Presentation
     
Prachi Sharma
Apr. 17
Pomeranchuk Instabilities Wu, Klein, Chubukov arXiv:1801.0657

A.J. Leggett PRB 140, A1869 (1965).
Presentation

     
Abhishek Kumar
Apr. 19
Quantum Hall states in rapidly rotating BECs A. Fetter, RMP 81, 647 (2009).
Presentation
     
Corey Bathurst
Apr. 24
Disorder induced phase transitions in Weyl semimetals Wang et al, PHYSICAL REVIEW B 96, 165142 (2017).
Presentation

 

 

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