Mishmash Mishmash: Mott

Mishmash: the word is defined as “A collection or mixture of unrelated things; a hodgepodge“. Mishmash is also a name.  This is the first in a series of  little reports — a mishmash — of items about Mishmashes.

Ryan Mishmash is a physics graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He coauthored this study:

Exotic Gapless Mott Insulators of Bosons on Multileg Ladders,” Matthew S. Block, Ryan V. Mishmash, Ribhu K. Kaul, D.N. Sheng, Olexei I. Motrunich, and Matthew P. A. Fisher, Physical Review Letters, vol. 106, January 28, 2011. Here’s a detail from the paper:

BONUS: A letter entitled “Mishmash and Carr reply