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Theory Perspective: SCES '05 Vienna

  1. Dec 20, 2005 #1

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    This review by Piers Coleman is a Tour de Force article on why condensed matter physics is such an exciting field of study. This conference highlights all the "new" stuff from condensed matter that still baffles people, and why they are so crucial not just within that field, but beyond.

    This is a highly recommended reading.

    http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0512463

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  3. Dec 22, 2005 #2
    Good paper. Investigating the possible elementary excitations in heavy fermion systems seems like an exciting experimental challenge.
     
  4. Dec 22, 2005 #3

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    What I like about this paper is that it lists all the "new" stuff that came into their own this past year or so. For people who understand the development in condensed matter, some of these things that have been discovered or found are truly jaw-dropping. The insight into these problems and issues have ramifications throughout physics just from the theoretical progress alone.

    This paper also is a clear example to counter all those claims by various quacks that physicists only want to hold the "party line" and only study things that we are familiar and comfortable with. The stuff that Piers Coleman has listed are certainly anything but familiar and comfortable. They are new, unusual, and challenges our true understanding of the field.

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  5. Dec 23, 2005 #4
    That's not sufficient for the crackpots. Unless you're ready to accept the possibility that the universe is actually a 6n-dimensional froglike entity you'll always be standing in the way of true understanding and blah blah blah of the physical world.
     
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