How right was Landau?

Septiembre 29, 2020
De 6:00pm hasta 7:00pm

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John McGreevy
U. California San Diego

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The Landau paradigm for phases of matter and transitions between them
has been very successful.  It is even more successful
if we extend it to include higher-form symmetries.
I will discuss some applications of this way of thinking about the world.
This includes revisiting the idea that the 3d Ising model is a string theory.
(Based on work with Nabil Iqbal.)