The two-dimensional Ising model revisited

Event Dates: 

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 11:00am

CTQM Seminar Type: 

  • CTQM Seminar

Seminar Location: 

  • Duane Physics Room G126

Speaker Name(s): 

Dan Freed

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Texas Austin

Abstract, Event Details: 

I will describe joint work with Constantin Teleman, in which we
cast topological eyes on a well-studied system in condensed matter physics.
In particular, we use the symmetry in a strong form and apply the technology
of extended topological field theory to construct proofs and make predictions.