A Web of Dualities in Condensed Matter Physics: from Quantum Hall Effect to Exotic Quantum Criticality

Two seemingly different quantum field theories may secretly describe the same underlying physics — a phenomenon known as “duality". I will review some recent developments in field theory dualities in (2+1) dimensions and some of their applications in condensed matter physics, in particular in quantum Hall effect and quantum phase transitions.

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Seminar
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Mercredi, Octobre 4, 2017 - 11:00 to 12:30
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Bob Room
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405