Theoretical Physics Colloquium

Using Topology to Solve Strongly Coupled Quantum Field Theories

by Prof. Zohar Komargodski (Simons Centre for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University, New York, USA)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at AG69
I will begin by describing an interacting model in Quantum Mechanics where exact results about the ground state can be established by using tools from topology.  I will then argue that such tools are also useful for tackling interesting problems in Quantum Field Theory. In particular, I will review Yang-Mills theory and argue that using topology one can make several predictions about its possible phases