Abstract: The quantum theory of magnetism has provided many durable paradigms for quantum phases of matter, including intrinsically quantum disordered states, symmetry-protected topological phases, and quantum spin liquids. In this lecture, I will review some of the history and highlights of this very rich field.
Biography: Dr. Daniel Arovas received his A.B. at Princeton in 1982, and his Ph.D. at the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1986. He was the recipient of the James Franck Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago from 1986 to 1988. Dr. Arovas has held visiting faculty positions at Technion (Israel Institute of Technology, 1995), Stanford (2006-07), and Princeton (2013), and is currently a Professor of Physics at University of California at San Diego.