Date : 29th of September 2020, 18:00 CET
John McGreevy (University of California at San Diego)
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.)