Basic Notions: Dan Freed (U of Texas) - The two-dimensional Ising model revisited

Thu, 03/03/202216:00-17:15
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 I will describe joint work with Constantin Teleman, in which we cast topological eyes on a well-studied system in condensed matter physics. In particular, we use the symmetry in a strong form and apply the technology of extended topological field theory. We obtain a proof of duality, construct a new dual theory for models based on a nonabelian group, and make dynamical predictions. The lecture will not assume any physics background.