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Charles Reynolds Distinguished Lecture

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
11:00am – 12:00pm

Storrs Campus

Prof. Douglas Scalapino, Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Does the Hubbard Model have the Right Stuff? *

The Hubbard Model is a minimum model which takes into account the quantum mechanical motion of electrons hopping on a lattice and the local on-site repulsive interaction between them. Proposed by P.W.Anderson, less than a year after the publication of Bednorz's and Muller's discovery, as an appropriate model for the high \(T_c\) cuprates, it has been intensely studied for over three decades. Here we will look at whether it has the "right stuff" and if so, what this implies about the nature of the pairing mechanism.

*"As to just what this ineffable quality was ... well it was like climbing one of those ancient Babylonian pyramids made up of a dizzy progression of steps and ledges, ... and the idea was to prove at every foot of the way up that pyramid ... you had the right stuff". With apologies to T. Wolfe, "The Right Stuff" (1979).

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About the speaker: Douglas James Scalapino is an American physicist noted for his contribution to theoretical condensed matter physics. Scalapino was elected as a Member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1991 and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992. In 1998 he was awarded the Julius Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society, in 2006 the John Bardeen Prize, and in 2013 the Eugene Feenberg Memorial Medal.


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