nLab Frank Wilczek

Selected writings

On the baryon current as a WZW-term/Skyrmion current (in the exponentiated pion field):

Discussion of Spin(16)-grand unified theories (traditionally called “SO(16)” GUT):

On anyons:

and introducing the terminology “anyon”:

On anyon phases (specifically in the quantum Hall effect) as Berry phases of a adiabatic transport of anyon positions:

The model of anyon statistics as an Aharonov-Bohm effect of a “fictitious gauge field” sourced by and coupled to each anyon:

and the resulting superfluidity/superconductivity of anyons:

On quantum spin liquids as exhibiting topological order:

Review of anyons:

On axions:

  • Frank Wilczek, Problem of strong P and T invariance in the presence of instantons, Phys. Rev. Lett. 40:279-82 (1978)

  • John Preskill, M. Wise, Frank Wilczek, Cosmology of the invisible axion, Phys. Lett. B 120:127-32 (1983)

  • Frank Wilczek, Birth of axions in This Week’s Citation Classic (1991) (pdf)

  • Frank Wilczek, New Ideas in Axion Searches, talk 2017 (pdf)

On R-parity:

On Hopf-Wess-Zumino terms:

On the landscape of string theory vacua and the multiverse:

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