Just over fifty years ago, Pierre Hohenberg developed a rigorous proof of the non-existence of long-range order in a two-dimensional superfluid or superconductor at finite temperatures. The proof was immediately extended by N. D. Mermin and H. Wagner to the Heisenberg ferromagnet and antiferromagnet, and shortly thereafter, by Mermin to... Show more

December 14, 2018

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