Composite fermions: Status report

Composite fermions: Status report
Jainendra K Jain, Department of Physics, Penn State
Jainendra Jain
Date and time: Wed, Apr 21, 2021 - 4:00pm
Refreshments at 3:45pm
Location: remote by ZOOM
Category: Departmental Colloquium
Abstract:

Composite fermions are topological bound states of electrons and quantized vortices. I will begin with an introduction to composite fermions, and illustrate how the prominent phenomenology of the fractional quantum Hall effect, one of the most remarkable strongly correlated states of electrons realized in nature, is explained as a manifestation of composite fermions. I will then present a generalization, called the parton construction, that captures certain other delicate fractional quantum Hall states.  The talk is meant to be understandable to a first year physics graduate student