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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 12:20pm to 1:45pm
Clark Hall, 700
Chong Wang, Department Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, will present seminar. Professor Eun-Ah Kim, host.
Seminar Title: A Web of Dualities in Condensed Matter Physics: from Quantum Hall Effect to Exotic Quantum Criticality
Abstract: Abstract: Two seemingly different quantum field theories may secretly describe the same underlying physics — a phenomenon known as “duality". I will review some recent developments in field theory dualities in (2+1) dimensions and some of their applications in condensed matter physics, in particular in quantum Hall effect and quantum phase transitions.