Topological qauntum field theory in 3+1D and the emergence of quantum gravity (Mar. 30, 2018)

  • Published: 2018-03-28

Speaker: Dr. Zhengcheng GU (Physics Department, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong)



Topological qauntum field theory(TQFT) is a very powerful theoretical tool to study topological phases and phase transitions. In 2 + 1D, it is well known that the Chern-Simons theory captures all the universal topological data of topological phases, e.g., quasi-particle braiding statistics, chiral central charge and even provides us a deep insight for the nature of topological phase transitions. Recently, topological phases of quantum matter are also intensively studied in 3 + 1D and it has been shown that loop like excitation obeys the so-called three-loop-braiding statistics. In this talk, I will discuss a TQFT framework to understand the quantum statistics of loop like excitation in 3 + 1D. 


Time & date:  10:00 am, March 30 (Fri.), 2018

Venue: N306, Kavli ITS [View Map]