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Marni D. Sheppeard

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Winding Wen

Xiao-Gang Wen at MIT has published some wonderful papers in condensed matter physics. In 2004, along with Levin, he modelled electrons and light with string nets constructed from crossed strings with trivalent vertices and ends which represent the fermions. Numerical simulations show that such string nets can recover Maxwell's equations.


Blogger L. Riofrio said...

I am glad that your talk went well. As Tommaso has commented, maths don't demand huge sums of money either.

April 11, 2007 5:43 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Hi Kea,
I found these interesting images of "unexpected chaotic channeling" electron flow paths at 'Strange Paths' by accident.

April 13, 2007 11:57 AM  

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