MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Djordje Radicevic (Perimeter institute )
Title: Bosonization and other exact dualities in 2+1 dimensions
Date: Tue, Jul 10, 2018, 15:30 - 17:00
Place: Seminar Room B
Abstract: Recent years have seen many new results concerning non-supersymmetric dualities in 2+1 dimensions. In this talk I will show how such dualities can be approached from a Hamiltonian lattice perspective, where explicit mappings of operator algebras at the UV level can be used to prove dualities between gapped/topological phases in the infrared. One particular result will be a realization of a pure lattice gauge theory that has the same properties as a U(1) Chern-Simons theory at level one on all closed manifolds. Time permitting, I will also discuss conjectured lattice realizations of more general Chern-Simons terms.
Remarks: Blackboard talk