CMT Journal Club

Some suggested classic topics

Old papers, “common knowledge”, things that often crop up in seminars.

  1. The Haldane Conjecture
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2] [Ref 3]
  2. Random matrix theory for transport (Landauer formalism)
    [Ref 1]
  3. Luttinger’s Theorem
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2]
  4. 2D Ising Model (Onsager’s Solution, etc)
    [Ref 1]
  5. RG for Fermi liquids
    [Ref 1]
  6. Homotopy and defects
    [Ref 1]
  7. Random singlet phases
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2]
  8. The AKLT chain and valence bond states
    [Ref 1]
  9. The Kondo problem and poor man’s scaling
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2] [Ref 3]
  10. The x-ray edge problem (and orthogonality catastrophe)
    [Ref 1]
  11. The Coulomb gap
    [Ref 1]
  12. TKNN (quantised Hall conductance)
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2] [Ref 3]
  13. Rokshar-Kivelson quantum dimer models
    [Ref 1]
  14. Weak localisation and conductance fluctuations
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2]
  15. Lieb-Robinson bounds
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2]
  16. Coulomb gas methods
    See, e.g., Chapter 9 of the “Big Yellow Book”
  17. Anderson Localisation
    [Ref 1]
  18. Coulomb phase in frustrated systems
    [Ref 1]
  19. Large deviations
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2]
  20. Dimer packing
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2] [Ref 3]
  21. BKT transition
    [Ref 1] [Ref 2]
  22. Griffith’s phases
    [Ref 1]
  23. Replica symmetry and it’s breaking
    [Ref 1]
  24. Lifshitz tails: bound states in random potentials
    [Ref 1]
  25. Anderson-Higgs mechanism in superconductors
    [Ref 1]
  26. Lee-Yang and Fisher zeroes
    [Ref 1]
  27. Peierls transition and Peierls argument
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