This is the homepage for the UT Geometry and String Theory Seminar. At the organizational meeting we will flesh out the details of our plans for the semester. Below are some suggestions to get us started.
Date | Speaker | Topic |
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8/26 | Organizational Meeting | |
9/2 | Valentin Zakharevich | Kitaev’s Toric Code |
9/9 | Behzat Ergun, Daniel Allcock | Intro to CFT I |
9/16 | David Simmons-Duffin | TBA |
9/23 | — | — |
9/30 | Behzat Ergun, Daniel Allcock | Intro to CFT II |
10/7 | David Ben Zvi | Unitary Irreps of the Conformal Algebra |
10/14 | Dan Freed | Invariants of Dirac Operators |
10/21 | Sam Gunningham | Fermions and Topological Phases (Witten) |
10/28 | Michele Del Zotto | TBA |
11/4 | Andy Neitzke | Unitary Irreps of the Superconformal Algebra |
11/11 | Fei Yan | The Superconformal Index |
11/18 | Jacques Distler | Trace Anomalies and 6D SCFT |
12/2 | Lorenzo Sadun | Integer Quantum Hall Effect |
Wen, Quantum Field Theory of Many-Body Systems
Bernevig, Hughes, Topological Insulators and Topological Superconductors
Hassan, Kane, Topological insulators
Qi, Zhang, Topological insulators and superconductors
Freedman, Hastings Double semions in arbitrary dimensions
Freed, Short-range entanglement and invertible field theories
Chen, Gu, Liu, Wen, Symmetry protected topological orders and the group cohomology of their symmetry group
Kapustin, Turzillo, Equivariant Topological Quantum Field Theory and Symmetry Protected Topological Phases
Gaiotto, Kapustin, Seiberg, Willett, Generalized global symmetries and references therein
Kane, Lectures at PiTP
Freed, Moore, Equivariant topological matter
Witten, Lectures at PiTP, particularly Lecture 2
Witten, Lecture: The Chern-Simons functional in condensed matter physics
Wen, Quantum Field Theory of Many-body Systems, Section 4.4
Read, Moore, Nonabelians in the fractional quantum Hall effect
Read, Lectures at PiTP, particularly Lecture 2
Wen, Quantum Field Theory of Many-body Systems, Chapter 7