HET Seminar- IAS- Anton Kapustin, Caltech: Simons Center for Geometry & Physics, Stony Brook "Short-Range Entangled Phases and Topology"
Recently a new and rather unexpected connection betweencondensed matter physics and algebraic topology has been noted. Namely, it appears that phases of matter with an energy gap, no long-range entanglement, and fixed symmetrycan be classified using cobordism theory. I will exhibit several examples of this connection and describe a possible explanation.
Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall - Institute for Advanced Study
Date/Time: 09/29/14 at 2:30 pm - 09/29/14 at 3:30 pm
Category: High Energy Theory Seminar