University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

CM Journal Club

Wednesday, December 6th 2017
4:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in Tate 201-20
Speaker: Bo Xiong
Subject: Topological field theory treatment to quantum hall liquids

Following Ref.[1] and [2], I am going to introduce the approach of Chern-Simons theory to quantum hall liquids, focusing on fractional quantum hall effect. Classification of Abelian quantum hall states will be given at the end.

[1] Zee, A. "Quantum hall fluids." Field theory, topology and condensed matter physics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 1995. 99-153.
[2] Wen, Xiao-Gang. "Topological orders and edge excitations in fractional quantum Hall states." Advances in Physics 44.5 (1995): 405-473.

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