“Beyond BCS: An Exact Model for Superconductivity and Mottness”

Phillip Phillips

Monday, April 10th at 4:00 PM

120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium)

The Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) theory of superconductivity described all superconductors until the 1986 discovery of the high-temperature counterpart in the cuprate ceramic materials. This discovery has challenged conventional wisdom as these materials are well known to violate the basic tenets of the Landau Fermi liquid theory of metals, crucial to the BCS solution. Precisely what should be used to replace Landau’s theory remains an open question. [Read More…]

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