Physics at Virginia

" Using Topology to Solve Strongly Coupled Quantum Field Theories"

Zohar Komargodski , Stony Brook University
[Host: Marija Vucelja]

I will begin by describing an interacting model in Quantum Mechanics where exact results about the ground state can be established by using tools from topology. I will then argue that such tools are also useful for tackling interesting problems in Quantum Field Theory. In particular, I will review Yang-Mills theory and argue that using topology one can make several predictions about its possible phases. We will then also extend the considerations to Quantum Chromodynamics and discuss possible connections with particle physics phenomenology and with condensed matter physics.

Friday, December 7, 2018
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special room.

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