Session P8: Centenary of Lev Landau

8:00 AM–11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Room: 414/415

Sponsoring Unit: FHP
Chair: Gloria Lubkin, American Institute of Physics

Abstract ID: BAPS.2009.MAR.P8.3

Abstract: P8.00003 : Landau and Theory of Phase Transitions

9:12 AM–9:48 AM

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  Valery Pokrovsky
    (Texas A\&M University)

Landau's theory of phase transitions is probably his most general and most influential work. I describe history of its creation, its basic ideas and their developments and extensions and its deep influence on modern science.

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