Superfluidity and symmetry breaking - An Anderson living legacy

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This is an eclectic survey of concepts around superfluidity and symmetry breaking, prepared for the celebration of Phil Anderson's 90th birthday in October 2013. I emphasize, through major examples, that the concepts Anderson pioneered in this field have very wide scope, penetrating in particular into many central issues of high energy physics: electroweak symmetry breaking, confinement, chiral symmetry breaking, and Majorana mass. I also illustrate how Anderson's pseudospin method can be used to exemplify breaking of time translation symmetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPWA90
Subtitle of host publicationA Lifetime of Emergence
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9789814733632
ISBN (Print)981473361X, 9789814733618
StatePublished - Dec 21 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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