618 Clark Hall
Condensed matter and low temperature physics, going back to the 1963 calculation of the temperature dependence of the Josephson effect, and the 1964 calculation of the effect of strong electron-phonon coupling on the thermal conductivity of superconducting lead. Destruction of superconductivity by disorder in homogeneous films and wires, low temperature conductivity of metallic films, transport of electrons through quantum dots.
My general interests are in the area of low temperature and condensed matter physics. Current work focuses on some aspects of disordered metallic conductors, on quantum information and its loss through “decoherence,' and on mathematical ways of describing these phenomena.
I retired in July 2007, and am supervising no more Ph.D. theses.
Out of my other interests:
Landau-Memorial-TalkLecture: A Physicist's Reflections, Reminiscences, and Ramblings on the Theme: Memory and Creativity
Book: Reasoning About Luck: Probability and Its Uses in Physics
Errata | Selected Letters | Selected_Reviews
Book Review: "True genius: the life and science of John Bardeen, by Hoddeson and Daitch"
from Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 35 (2004) 120-138