Video Library

Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres.  Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities.  Recordings of events in these areas are all available On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA)PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's arXiv.org. 

  

 

Monday May 26, 2014
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We study the problem of metals near a quantum critical point using a local Wilsonian effective field theory of Fermi surface fermions coupled to massless boson (i.e. order parameter) fields, in particular in a large N limit where the boson is matrix-valued. We focus on regions of parameter space where the boson dresses the fermions into a non-Fermi liquid while the bosons are approximately controlled by the Wilson-Fisher fixed point.

 

Thursday May 22, 2014
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Thursday May 22, 2014
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To the extent that spacetime remains a manifold M on small scales, excitations of the spatial topology can function as particles called topological geons. In a first quantized theory of topological geons (aka continuum quantum gravity without topology change), different irreducible unitary representations of the mapping-class group G of M, yield different superselection sectors of the theory. In some of these sectors the geons behave as fermions, even though gravitons themselves are of course bosons.

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Thursday May 22, 2014
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