Phil Anderson's magnetic ideas in science

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In Philip W. Anderson's research, magnetism has always played a special role, providing a prism through which other more complex forms of collective behavior and broken symmetry could be examined. I discuss his work on magnetism from the 1950s, where his early work on antiferromagnetism led to the pseudospin treatment of superconductivity - to the 1970s and 1980s, highlighting his contribution to the physics of local magnetic moments. Phil's interest in the mechanism of moment formation, and screening evolved into the modern theory of the Kondo effect and heavy fermions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPWA90
Subtitle of host publicationA Lifetime of Emergence
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9789814733632
ISBN (Print)981473361X, 9789814733618
StatePublished - Dec 21 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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