UConn Physics Colloquium

Electronic Structure in Condensed Matter: A Modern Perspective

Professor Gayanath Fernando
Department of Physics
University of Connecticut

This talk will be a brief introduction to theoretical studies of electronic and magnetic structure in condensed matter physics. Some of the intriguing modern condensed matter systems include complex oxides, carbon and other nanostructures, metallic multi-layers and alloys. Pros and cons of several current approaches used to calculate properties of such condensed systems will be discussed with appropriate examples. Simple systems where many-electron correlations play a central role in determining the ground state as well as excited properties will be pointed out.

Friday, January 30, 2004
4:00 PM
Biology/Physics Building
Room BSP130

(We will meet for refreshments prior to the talk at 3:30 p.m., in the Gant Science Complex, Physics Library, Room P-103.)

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