KTH/Nordita/SU seminar in Theoretical Physics

Fractional statistics - what is believed, what is known, what is measured?

by Thors Hans Hansson (SU)



I will survey the basics of (Abelian) fractional statistics and give the arguments for why we believe that this fascinating phenomenon is present in the Quantum Hall system. Then I will try to clear out what is theoretically known for sure, what we have merely have good reasons to believe. Finally I will shortly discuss some proposed experiments, and one that has actually been carried out.