CMSA Geometry and Physics Seminar: M-theoretic genesis of topological phases


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August 18, 2020 9:30 am - 10:30 am
via Zoom Video Conferencing

Dongmin Gang - Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics

I will talk about a novel way of constructing (2+1)d topological phases using M-theory.
They emerge as macroscopic world-volume theories of M5-branes wrapped on non-hyperbolic 3-manifolds. After explaining the algorithm of extracting modular structures of the topological phase from topological data of the 3-manifold, I will discuss the possibility of full classification of topological orders via the geometrical construction.