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29th of September ”How right was Landau?” by John McGreevy

Date : 29th of September 2020, 18:00 CET

John McGreevy (University of California at San Diego)

Link: https://zoom.us/j/96945024145?pwd=aHM4emtlWFJ0M2VBd1pCSmhtYVptdz09

Title: How right was Landau?

Abstract: The Landau paradigm for phases of matter and transitions between them
has been very successful.  It is even more successful
if we extend it to include higher-form symmetries.
I will discuss some applications of this way of thinking about the world.
This includes revisiting the idea that the 3d Ising model is a string theory.
(Based on work with Nabil Iqbal.)