CMSA Strongly Correlated Quantum Materials and High-Temperature Superconductors Series: What do we know about the essential physics of high temperature superconductivity after one third of a century?


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December 17, 2020 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Steven Kivelson - Stanford University

Despite the fact that papers submitted to glossy journals universally start by bemoaning the absence of theoretical understanding, I will argue that the answer to the title question is “quite a lot.” To focus the discussion, I will take the late P.W. Anderson’s “Last Words on the Cuprates” (arXiv:1612.03919) as a point of departure, although from a perspective that differs from his in many key points.