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Institute for Condensed Matter Theory Seminar: Subsystem symmetry protected phases and anomalies in higher-form gauge theories

Event Type
The Institute for Condensed Matter Theory
Apr 18, 2022   12:00 pm  
Fiona Burnell, University of Minnesota
Originating Calendar
Physics - Institute for Condensed Matter Theory Seminar

Recent interest in systems with excitations that have sub-dimensional mobility and conserved higher-multipole moments has motivated an investigation of models with so-called subsystem symmetry, in which conservation laws apply not to the system as a whole, but rather to sub manifolds within the system, such as families of lattice planes.  I will discuss analogs of symmetry protection in these phases, and its relation to anomalies in the corresponding field theoretical description, which involves tensor gauge fields.  


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