| ABSTRACT
There are few problems in
theoretical physics that have attracted more sustained attention than the Kondo
model, a model introduced in 1964 by Japanese physicist Jun Kondo to describe
resistance anomalies in metals with magnetic impurities. The Kondo model, and
the mathematical techniques that have been developed to study it, has led to
improved understanding in an impressive range of problems in physics, from
high temperature superconductivity to quark confinement. In this talk I will
present an overview of the Kondo model, and summarize my own work involving
a mathematical technique based on path integrals
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