On the classification of topological orders with finite internal symmetries


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November 3, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
via Zoom Video Conferencing

Liang Kong - SIQSE, Southern University of Science and Technology

In this talk, I present recent joint work with Tian Lan, Xiao-Gang Wen, Zhi-Hao Zhang and Hao Zheng (arXiv:2003.08898). We propose a mathematical theory of symmetry protected trivial (SPT) order, and of anomaly-free symmetry enriched topological (SET) order in all dimensions. We employ two different approaches (with an emphasis on the second one). Our first approach relies on gauging the symmetry. Our second approach relies on a boundary-bulk relation. We conjecture the equivalence of these two approaches, yielding a number of interesting mathematical conjectures. 

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