CMSA Quantum Matter in Mathematics and Physics: An introduction to string-net models
Michael Levin - U Chicago
String-net models are exactly solvable lattice models that can realize a large class of (2+1)D topological phases. I will review basic aspects of these models, including their Hamiltonians, ground-state wave functions, and anyon excitations. I will also discuss the relationship between the original string-net models, proposed in 2004, and the more recent, ``generalized’’, string-net models.