Joint ICTP/SISSA Statistical physics seminar: "Matrix models in the quantum Hall effect"
Starts 29 Jan 2008 13:00
Ends 29 Jan 2008 20:00
Central European Time
Strada Costiera, 11
I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
We discuss a quantum-mechanical model with matrix variables that has been originally introduced for D0-branes in string theory.
Upon replacing Hall electrons with D0-branes, the model naturally accounts for the Laughlin and Jain wave functions of phenomenological approaches. The matrix model could provide another effective field theory of the fractional quantum Hall effect.