Exotic Symmetries and Fractons

Speaker: Shu-Heng Shao , IAS

When: February 12, 2020 (Wed), 04:15PM to 05:15PM (add to my calendar)
Location: PRB 595

This event is part of the HET Seminar Series.

Does quantum field theory describe everything at long distances? Fractons, a novel class of topological phases, present critical challenges to our understand of quantum field theory. We will develop a field-theoretic framework for the fracton phases, and discuss their peculiar global symmetries. This talk will be based on ongoing projects with Nathan Seiberg.