16-20 May 2022
America/Toronto timezone

A minimalist's approach to the physics of emergence

18 May 2022, 17:50


Liujun Zou (Perimeter Institute)


One of the central themes of quantum many-body physics and quantum field theory is the emergence of universality classes. In general, determining which universality class emerges in a quantum many-body system is a highly complex problem. I will argue that the perspective of quantum anomaly provides powerful insights to the understanding of the landscape of universality classes that can emerge in a quantum matter, and I will present some interesting applications.

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