A brief introduction to symmetry-protected topological phases

Mayo 22, 2024
De 11:30am hasta 12:30pm

Grey Room 2

Specialist level
Hua-Chen Zhang (IFT)

Grey Room 2


"I will give a brief introductory presentation on the topic of symmetry-protected topological (SPT) phases [mainly in (1+1)D], with an emphasis on the relevant concepts, including the definition of SPT phases, the edge modes, and some mathematical tools for the classification of these phases (such as the group cohomology, projective representations, matrix product states and so on). If time permits, we will also look into several concrete examples."