Condensed Matter Seminar, Chong Wang, Harvard, "A Web of Dualities in Condensed Matter Physics: from Quantum Hall Effect to Exotic Quantum Criticality," PCTS Seminar Room 407

Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 1:15 pm
PCTS Seminar Room 407

Abstract:  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.