High Energy Seminar: "Recent Developments in 3-D Dualities"

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 14:00
Jeff Murugan (University of Cape Town)

This summer has seen a flurry of activity in particle-vortex duality and, more generally, in non-supersymmetric dualities in three spacetime dimensions. Much of this work has been directly related to the properties of so-called topological quantum matter and gapped phases of matter. In this talk, I will give a more-or-less pedagogical introduction to these ideas, beginning with the sine-Gordon/massive Thirring correspondence and building toward our current understanding of the 3-dimensional web of dualities.

David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 2N36