Francois Germinet


Universite de Cergy-Pontoise


Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 4:00pm


MSTB 254

We shall review recent progress obtained in the understanding of localization
properties of random Schrodinger operators. The hard issue of the Anderson
transition is stated in terms of the spreading and of the non spreading of a
wave-packet initially located at the origin. It particular it is shown that
slow transport cannot happen for ergodic random operators. As an application,
we study quantum Hall systems, that is the Hamiltonian of an electron confined
to a two dimensional plane and subjected to a constant transverse magnetic
field. We prove delocalization around each Landau level, and localization
outside a small neighborhood of these levels.