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PHYS 362: Modern Physics + Physics Nobel Winners: 2010s

A Research Guide to assist students in their Nobel Laureate Project.

Graphene

2010 — Material Physics - Graphene

Andre Geim

Nobel Lecture (video) / Biography

Banquet Speech (video

About Geim:

Interviews

Youtube Interviews + Lectures

Featured: Stuff Matters (amazon link - Look Inside - p 159 "Unbreakable")

Articles about Geim: Slate | The Independent UK | The Economist 

Profile in the New Yorker: Graphene may be the most remarkable substance ever discovered. But what’s it for?

Article: Electric field effect in atomically thin carbon films

*Interesting Facts* Also won the IgNobel Prize for levitating a frog and coauthored a paper with his hamster, H.A.M.S. ter Tisha.


Konstantin Novoselov

Nobel Lecture (video) / Biography

About Novoselov:

Interviews

Article: The Rise of Graphene

Chapter: "Axial Deformation of Monolayer Graphene under Tension and Compression" inside GraphITA 2011 (ebook)

Expansion of the Universe

2012 — Astrophysics

Serge Haroche

Nobel Lecture (video) / Biography

Banquet Speech 

About Haroche: 

Interviews

Biography & lectures @ Collège de France

Chapter: "Monitoring the Decoherence of Mesoscopic Quantum Superpositions in a Cavity" inside Quantum Decoherence

Book: Exploring the Quantum - Atoms, Cavities, and Photons

Article: Step-by-Step Engineered Multiparticle Entanglement

 


David J. Wineland

Nobel Lecture (video) / Biography

About Wineland: 

Interviews

Article: Generation of Nonclassical Motional States of a Trapped Atom

 

 

 

Higgs Boson

The Higgs Boson Explained

LED vs Everything Else

Blue LED Lights

Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

2016 — Exotic States of Matter

David J. Thouless

Biography

Videos

About Thouless:

Book: Topological Quantum Numbers in Nonrelativistic Physics (Coming Soon)

Journal of Physics C Article: Ordering, metastability, and phase transitions in two-dimensional systems 

Podcast: BBC Radio 4 Profile


F. Duncan M. Haldane

Nobel Lecture Video 

Banquet Speech

Interview

Videos

About McDonald: 

Physical Review Letters Article: Model for a quantum Hall effect without Landau levels

Physical Review B Article: Minimal entangled states and modular matrix for fractional quantum Hall effect in topological flat band

 


J. Michael Kosterlitz

Nobel Lecture Video 

Biography

Interview

Videos

About McDonald: 

Journal of Physics C Article: Ordering, metastability, and phase transitions in two-dimensional systems 

 

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