In this talk, we generalize Witten's non-abelian bosonization in (1+1)-D to two and three spatial dimensions. Our theory applies to fermions with relativistic dispersion. The bosonized theories are non-linear sigma models with level-1 Wess-Zumino-Witten terms. We apply the bosonization results to the SU(2) gauge theory of the $\pi$-flux phase, critical spin liquids in 1,2,3 spatial dimensions, and twisted bilayer graphene.
April 20, 2021
April 16, 2021
April 14, 2021
We invite you to join us on April 14 from 3-5 p.m. for Berkeley's first-ever virtual Grad Slam! Grad Slam is a UC-sponsored competitive speaking event designed to showcase graduate student research in three-minute talks pitched to a general audience. Our campus champion will go on to compete against the finalists from the other nine UC campuses in early May.
Come support Physics graduate student and Grad Slam semi-finalist Wren Suess!
April 9, 2021
Find out about the quantum phases in heterostructures of atomically thin crystals in this talk presented by graduate student Hongyuan Li of the Feng Wang lab.
April 8, 2021
The MPS division is hosting a division-wide screening and subsequent live panel discussion of Dr. Kendall Moore's film, Can We Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color: Sense of Belonging and Obstacles to STEM Fields. Watch the trailer below, and download a flyer here.
April 6, 2021
March 31, 2021
March 29, 2021
Monday, March 29, 2021
March 17, 2021
Berkeley Physics will be hosting the following event for newly admitted students:
Physics Major Information and Advising Session
In this session, Physics Undergraduate Advisors and students will answer your questions about the program, requirements, academic opportunities, and life as an undergraduate student in Physics at Cal!
Monday, March 15, 2021
The United States and Russia are engaged in the first phases of a new nuclear arms race. With the recent shredding of arms-control agreements, this race may proceed unfettered and could lead to unprecedented dangers to humanity. As scientists we are obliged to understand the dynamics of this race and its dangers, and to lead in averting the rush to oblivion.
March 10, 2021
March 8, 2021
Join us from 12:00 - 2:00 pm as Professor Patrick A. Lee presents his talk:
Majorana Zero Modes: What, Why, Where and When
The speaker will be introduced by Professor Joel Moore.
Please join us from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm as Associate Professor David Weld presents his talk:
An Atom's-eye View of Experimental QIP Platforms
The speaker will be introduced by Assistant Professor Norman Yao.
This event is hosted by the Challenge Institute for Quantum Computation (CIQC).