LAUGHLIN, ROBERT B. / Physics / Researchers

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Physics / LAUGHLIN, ROBERT B.

rbllarge.stanford.edu

Position

Department
of Physics
, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.

Research interests

Current research is primarily high-temperature superconductivity theory. Recent work includes model studies of doped Mott insulators, computation spectroscopic quantities -- optical conductivity, magnetic susceptibility, photoemission -- from first principles, and development of new mathematical methods based on the fractional quantum Hall effect. These include the use of condensed matter lattice gauge theories, the use of quasiparticles carrying fractional quantum numbers, and the application of conventional Feynman rules to systems containing both. Other interests include the theory of metals, localization, and quantum chaos. physics beyond the Standard Model, and vacuum structure of field theories.

Prizes and awards

E.O. Lawrence Award for Physics (1985), Oliver E. Buckley Prize (1986), Eastman Kodak Lecturer, University of Rochester (1989), Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1990), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member of the National Acamdey of Sciences, Co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1998).

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