Kazhdan Sunday seminar: Tomer Schlank and Shmuel Elitzur "Stable homotopy, Quantum field theories, and phases of condensed matter" (80983 in shnaton)

Sun, 22/05/202214:00-16:00
Ross 70 + Zoom



Abstract: Lately, methods of stable homotopy theory have been employed in the classification of so-called "invertible" phases of condensed matter. We shall discuss what phases of condensed matter are. How to model them by topological field theories, and how the classification of invertible topological field theories are reduced to the computation of homotopy classes of maps between spectra.