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Hollis Professor of Mathematicks and Natural Philosophy

Prof. Halperin   Lyman 323
17 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-4294

 Condensed Matter Theory Group

Administrative Assistant:  Elizabeth Alcock
Lyman 324B • (617) 495-8852 •

Bertrand Halperin's research interests concern many aspects of the theory of condensed matter systems and statistical physics. Over the years, his work has included contributions to the theories of static and dynamic critical phenomena, including melting and other phase transitions in two-dimensional systems; quantum antiferromagnets in one and two dimensions, one-dimensional metals;  superconductivity; low-temperature properties of glasses; and transport in inhomogeneous media.  A major portion of Halperin's work has concerned properties of two-dimensional electron systems at low temperatures in strong magnetic fields, or "quantum Hall systems".  Much of his current research involves the theory of electron states and transport in small particles of a metal or semiconductor.  Much of this work has been motivated by experiments carried out in various laboratories at Harvard.

 List of Publications