# Introduction to Anderson localization [closed]

I find Anderson's original paper too terse. I am looking for something that introduces me gently to the subject so that I can understand Anderson's paper and other literature. What references are out there that introduce Anderson localization? Anything will work for me: lecture notes, review papers, introductory papers ...

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I have edited the question such that it now longer alludes to books. Since the Anderson localization is a well localized and narrowly defined topic in condensed matter physics it is a valid reference request now which is according to recent meta discussions still allowed. So can it be reopend? –  Dilaton Apr 16 at 20:20
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Besides, a tag wiki is not a place where someone requests something. If I want to request book recommendations on a subject, how do I do it? I really don't understand yet this idea of moving all book list questions to tag wikis... –  becko Apr 16 at 21:28
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I do not know much about books on Anderson localization but there was a conference some time ago celebrating the $50$ years on the proposal by Anderson in which you can find many useful references. The list is here.

I can recommend you the course by van Tiggelen. He's quite an expert in this subject and Les Houches lectures tend to be very pedagogical.

There is also a book with the same title than the workshop but a bit more recent:

$50$ years of Anderson localization, E. Abrahams

The first chapter is written by P. W. Anderson himself.

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I am reading something called "Localization of waves" by van Tiggelen. Are these the lectures? I have to say they seem more like a review than an introduction to the subject. It's full of references, which is good, but I was looking for something more like an introduction, textbook style. –  becko Apr 8 at 23:19
Yes, I was refering to that ones. Perhaps, although is not specific to Anderson localization but closely related you can have a look to Mesoscopic Physics of Electrons and Photons or the books in the references below. –  DaniH Apr 9 at 19:00