" Geometric Phases in Quantum Physics: Basic Theory and Some Applications"
Abstract: Basic quantum mechanics: the role of operators. Discrete Berry phase: construction from the Bargmann invariant. The continuous limit. Geometric aspects, topological invariants, overview of the quantum Hall effect. Applications: Aharonov-Bohm effect; the modern theory of polarization; current as a Berry phase; dc conductivity as a topological phase in phase-space.
Date: Monday, November 04, 2013
Place: Mathematics Seminar Room, SA-141
All are most cordially invited.
Tea and cookies will be served after the talk.