Department of Physics Papers

Department of Physics Papers

 
The aim of physicists is to discover the most fundamental principles of nature. Their tools are mathematics and experiment. The physical world as we perceive it is very complex, yet the principles of Physics are inherently simple. A physicist's forte is the ability to analyze a problem, reduce its complexity, and arrive at an understanding of the underlying patterns of nature in terms of simple relationships among constituent elements. Learning to do this gives Physics majors an intellectual versatility that can serve them well in a variety of future activities ranging from research and teaching in Physics or related sciences to careers in law, the health professions, and high-technology companies.

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Papers from 1991

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Hidden Symmetry in Topological Gravity, Jacques Distler and Philip C. Nelson

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Semirigid Supergravity, Jacques Distler and Philip C. Nelson

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The Dilaton Equation in Semirigid String Theory, Jacques Distler and Philip C. Nelson

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Topological Couplings and Contact Terms in 2d Field Theory, Jacques Distler and Philip C. Nelson

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Scaling Behavior in Shaving Cream, Douglas J. Durian, D. A. Weitz, and D. J. Pine

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Semirigid Construction of Topological Supergravities, Suresh Govindarajan, Philip C. Nelson, and Soo-Jong Rey

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Phase Locking in the Heisenberg Helimagnet, A. Brooks Harris

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Ordering by Quantum Fluctuations in a Strongly Frustrated Heisenberg Antiferromagnet, A. Brooks Harris, A. John Berlinsky, and Christoph Bruder

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Locking of Commensurate Phases in the Planar Model in an External Magnetic Field, A. Brooks Harris, Enrico Rastelli, and Armando Tassi

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Series Expansions for the Ising Spin Glass in General Dimension, Lior Klein, Joan Adler, Amnon Aharony, A. Brooks Harris, and Yigal Meir

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Comment on "Orientational Ordering Transition in Solid C60", Ravi Sachidanandam and A. Brooks Harris

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The Heisenberg Antiferromagnet With a Low Concentration of Static Defects, C. C. Wan and A. Brooks Harris

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The Dilute Quantum Heisenberg Antiferromagnet, C. C. Wan, A. Brooks Harris, and Joan Adler

Papers from 1990

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Series Study of Percolation Moments in General Dimension, Joan Adler, Yigal Meir, Amnon Aharony, and A. Brooks Harris

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Capillary Behavior of Binary Liquid Mixtures Near Criticality: Rise and Kinetics, Douglas J. Durian, Kumudini Abeysuriya, Susan K. Watson, and Carl Franck

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High-Temperature Series for Random-Anisotropy Magnets, Ronald Fisch and A. Brooks Harris

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Long Range Order in Random Anisotropy Magnets, Ronald Fisch and A. Brooks Harris

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Scaling of Negative Moments of the Growth Probability of Diffusion-Limited Aggregates, A. Brooks Harris and Michael Cohen

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Resistance Distributions of the Random Resistor Network Near the Percolation Threshold, A. Brooks Harris, Yigal Meir, and Amnon Aharony

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Phase Locking in Heisenberg Helimagnets, A. Brooks Harris, Enrico Rastelli, and Armando Tassi

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Effective Field Equations for Fermionic Strings, HoSeong La and Philip C. Nelson

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Virasoro Model Space, HoSeong La, Philip C. Nelson, and A S. Schwarz

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Remarks on Virasoro Model Space, HoSeong La, Philip C. Nelson, and A. S. Schwarz

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Wetting Transitions in a Cylindrical Pore, Andrea J. Liu, Douglas J. Durian, Eric Herbolzheimer, and S. A. Safran

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Beyond Conformal Field Theory, Philip C. Nelson

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First-Order Phase Transition Induced by Quantum Fluctuations in Heisenberg Helimagnets, Enrico Rastelli and A. Brooks Harris

Papers from 1989

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Negative Moments of Currents in Percolating Resistor Networks, Amnon Aharony, Raphael Blumenfeld, Pierre Breton, Bertrand Fourcade, A. Brooks Harris, Yigal Meir, and A. M. S. Tremblay

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Mean-Field Theory for Interchain Orientational Ordering of Conjugated Polymers, Han-Yong Choi, A. Brooks Harris, and Eugene J. Mele

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Temperature-Driven Motion of a Wetting Layer, Douglas J. Durian and Carl Franck

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Scaling of the Negative Moments of the Harmonic Measure in Diffusion-Limited Aggregates, A. Brooks Harris

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Phase Diagrams for the Randomly Diluted Resistor Network and XY Model, A. Brooks Harris and Amnon Aharony

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Flux Phases in Two-Dimensional Tight-Binding Models, A. Brooks Harris, Tom C. Lubensky, and Eugene J. Mele

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Dilute Spin Glass at Zero Temperature in General Dimension, Lior Klein, Joan Adler, Amnon Aharony, A. Brooks Harris, and Yigal Meir

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How to Integrate the Fermionic String Measure, HoSeong La and Philip C. Nelson

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Unambiguous Fermionic String Amplitudes, HoSeong La and Philip C. Nelson

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ε Expansion for the Nishimori Multicritical Point of Spin Glasses, Pierre Le Doussal and A. Brooks Harris

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Percolation in Negative Field and Lattice Animals, Yigal Meir, Amnon Aharony, and A. Brooks Harris

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Self-Avoiding Walks on Diluted Networks, Yigal Meir and A. Brooks Harris

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Cohomology and the Operator Formalism, Philip C. Nelson

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Covariant Insertions of General Vertex Operators, Philip C. Nelson

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Central-Force Models Which Exhibit a Splay-Rigid Phase, Jian Wang and A. Brooks Harris

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Cohn’s Theorem for Elastic Networks, Jian Wang and A. Brooks Harris

Papers from 1988

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Series Study of Random Animals in General Dimensions, Joan Adler, Yigal Meir, A. Brooks Harris, Amnon Aharony, and José A. M. S Duarté

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Transmission of Order in a Correlated Spin Glass, Joan Adler, Aernout C. D. van Enter, and A. Brooks Harris

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Fermionic Strings in the Operator Formalism, Luis Alvaraz Gaume, Cesar Gomez, Philip C. Nelson, German Sierra, and Cumrun Vafa

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Line Bundles on Super Riemann Surfaces, Steven B. Giddings and Philip C. Nelson

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First‐Order Phase Transition Induced by Quantum Fluctuations in Heisenberg Helimagnets, A. Brooks Harris and Enrico Rastelli

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Location of the Ising Spin-Glass Multicritical Point on Nishimori's Line, Pierre Le Doussal and A. Brooks Harris

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Scaling of Splay and Total Rigidity for Elastic Percolation on the Triangular Lattice, E. W. Marshall and A. Brooks Harris

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Equivariant Structure in String Theory, Philip C. Nelson

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Introduction to Supermanifolds, Philip C. Nelson

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Lectures on Supermanifolds and Strings, Philip C. Nelson

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Operator Formalism and Holomorphic Factorization in Supermoduli, Philip C. Nelson

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Some Simple Supermoduli Spaces, Philip C. Nelson

Papers from 1987

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Bosonization on Higher Genus Riemann Surfaces, Luis Alvarez-Gaumé, Jean-Benoît Bost, Gregory Moore, Philip C. Nelson, and Cumrun Vafa

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Resistance Fluctuations in Randomly Diluted Networks, Raphael Blumenfeld, Yigal Meir, Amnon Aharony, and A. Brooks Harris

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Semi-Off-Shell String Amplitudes, Andrew Cohen, Gregory Moore, Philip C. Nelson, and Joseph Polchinski

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Continued Exploration of the Wetting Phase Diagram, Douglas J. Durian and Carl Franck

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Wetting Phenomena of Binary Liquid Mixtures on Chemically Altered Substrates, Douglas J. Durian and Carl Franck

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Torsion Constraints and Super Riemann Surfaces, Steven B. Giddings and Philip C. Nelson

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Field-Theoretic Formulation of the Randomly Diluted Nonlinear Resistor Network, A. Brooks Harris

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Random-Anisotropy-Axis Magnet With Infinite Anisotropy, A. Brooks Harris, Robert G. Caflisch, and Jayanth R. Banavar

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Potts-Model Formulation of the Random Resistor Network, A. Brooks Harris and Thomas C. Lubensky

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Randomly Diluted xy and Resistor Networks Near the Percolation Threshold, A. Brooks Harris and Thomas C. Lubensky

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Recursive Enumeration of Clusters in General Dimension on Hypercubic Lattices, A. Brooks Harris and Yigal Meir

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Diffusion on Percolating Clusters, A. Brooks Harris, Yigal Meir, and Amnon Aharony

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Series Analysis of Randomly Diluted Nonlinear Networks With Negative Nonlinearity Exponent, Yigal Meir, Raphael Blumenfeld, A. Brooks Harris, and Amnon Aharony

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A New Topological Term in 2d Field Theory, Philip C. Nelson

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Holomorphic Coordinates for Supermoduli Space, Philip C. Nelson

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Lectures on Strings and Moduli Space, Philip C. Nelson

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Noise Exponents of the Random Resistor Network, Youngah Park, A. Brooks Harris, and Thomas C. Lubensky

Papers from 1986

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Reanalysis of "Dilute Random-Field Ising Models and Uniform-Field Antiferromagnets", Joan Adler, Amnon Aharony, Yigal Meir, and A. Brooks Harris

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Bosonization in Arbitrary Genus, Luis Alvarez-Gaumé, Gregory Moore, Philip C. Nelson, Cumrun Vafa, and J. B. Bost

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Spin-1/2 Bosonization on Compact Surfaces, J. B. Bost and Philip C. Nelson

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Quantum Percolation in Magnetic Fields, Yigal Meir, Amnon Aharony, and A. Brooks Harris

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Series Analysis of Randomly Diluted Nonlinear Resistor Networks, Yigal Meir, Raphael Blumenfeld, Amnon Aharony, and A. Brooks Harris

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Modular Forms and the Cosmological Constant, G Moore, J Harris, Philip C. Nelson, and I Singer

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Strings and Supermoduli, Gregory Moore, Philip C. Nelson, and Joseph Polchinski

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Analytic Structure of Two Dimensional Quantum Field Theory, Philip C. Nelson

Papers from 1985

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Dilute Random-Field Ising Models and Uniform-Field Antiferromagnets, Amnon Aharony, A. Brooks Harris, and Yigal Meir

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Density of States of the Random-Hopping Model on a Cayley Tree, Yup Kim and A. Brooks Harris

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Hysteretic Behavior of the Site-Diluted Ising Antiferromagnet in Uniform Applied Fields, Yup Kim and A. Brooks Harris

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Spin-Wave Excitations and Perpendicular Susceptibility of a Diluted Antiferromagnet Near Percolation Threshold, Deepak Kumar and A. Brooks Harris

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A Comment on Sigma Model Anomalies, Aneesh Manohart, Gregory Moore, and Philip C. Nelson

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The Ætiology of Sigma Model Anomalies, Gregory Moore and Philip C. Nelson

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Introduction to Sigma Model Anomalies, in Symposium on Anomalies, Geometry, and Topology, Philip C. Nelson

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Bond Orientational Order in the Randomly Diluted Elastic Network, Jian Wang and A. Brooks Harris

Papers from 1984

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Percolation in Dimensions d≥4, Joan Adler, Amnon Aharony, and A. Brooks Harris

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1/σ Expansion for Quantum Percolation, A. Brooks Harris

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ε Expansion for the Conductivity of a Random Resistor Network, A. Brooks Harris, Soobang Kim, and Tom C. Lubensky

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Hamiltonian Interpretation of Anomalies, Philip C. Nelson and Luis Alvarez-Gaumé

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What Becomes of Global Color, Philip C. Nelson and Sidney Coleman

Papers from 1983

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Resistance of Random Walks, Jayanth R. Banavar, A. Brooks Harris, and Joel Koplik

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Field-Theoretic Approach to Biconnectedness in Percolating Systems, A. Brooks Harris

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Excitations of SU(5) Monopoles, Philip C. Nelson

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Global Color is not Always Defined, Philip C. Nelson and Aneesh Manohar

Papers from 1982

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Exact Solution of a Model of Localization, A. Brooks Harris

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Renormalized (1/σ) Expansion for Lattice Animals and Localization, A. Brooks Harris

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Gluino Pair Production in e+e−Annihilation, Philip C. Nelson and Per Osland

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Localization and Quantum Percolation, Yonathan Shapir, Amnon Aharony, and A. Brooks Harris