Boundary CFT and topological phases of matter

Diciembre 11, 2018
De 11:00am hasta 12:00pm

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room

Specialist level
S. Ryu
J. Franck Inst. & KCTP., Univ. of Chicago, IL, USA

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room


Abstract: Topological phases of matter are mostly commonly discussed for fully gapped systems. 
Here, I will discuss a perspective on topological phases of matter in terms of 
conformal field theories (CFTs) which describe gapless quantum systems. 
More specifically, I will discuss the use of boundary CFT to discuss properties 
of topological phases of matter both in  (1+1)d and (2+1)d.