An introduction to anomalies in particle physics

Junio 27, 2023
De 11:00am hasta 1:00pm

Grey Room 1

Specialist level
David Kaplan
University of Washington

Grey Room 1


Topic covered will include 

  • Derivation of chiral anomalies in two and four dimensions
  • The relation between anomalies and index theorems
  • Instantons and the theta vacuum
  • the strong OP problem and axions
  • ’t Hooft anomaly matching criterion
  • Chiral gauge theories
  • Anomalies on the lattice:  Ginsparg-Wilson fermions
  • Parity anomaly
  • Global anomalies
  • Domain wall fermions, the integer quantum hall effect, and topology in momentum space.

Prof. Kaplan is one of the leading experts in Quantum Field Theory and its applications to several problems in Particle Physics, Cosmology, Nuclear and Condensed Matter Physics. He has received, among other awards, the Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics (2022).