## Events - Daily

**October 09, 2013**>>

Wednesday,
October 09 |
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Informal Phenomenology Seminar - IAS - Murayama, Kavli IPMU, Japan - “What's wrong with Goldstone?” Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking is a very universal concept applicable for a wide range of subjects: crystal, superfluid, neutron stars, Higgs boson, magnets, and many others. Yet there is a variety in the spectrum of gapless excitations even when the symmetry breaking patterns are the same. We unified all known examples in a single-line Lagrangian of the low-energy effective theory. In addition, we now have a better understanding of what happens with spacetime symmetries, and predict gaps for certain states exactly based on symmetries alone. Bloomberg Lecture Hall - Institute for Advanced Study · 1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. |