Topology Seminar

Title: Homotopy Theory of Parametrized Quantum Systems
Speaker: Agn├Ęs Beaudry
Speaker Info: University of Colorado Boulder
Brief Description:
Special Note:

In recent years, there has been a growing number of applications of stable homotopy theory to condensed matter physics, many of which stem from a conjecture of Kitaev that gapped invertible phases of matter should be classified by the homotopy groups of a spectrum. This gives rise to a mathematical modeling question: how do we model quantum systems in such a way that this result can be better understood, perhaps even proved? In this talk, I will discuss some aspects of this modeling problem.

This is based on joint work with Mike Hermele, Juan Moreno, Markus Pflaum, Marvin Qi and Daniel Spiegel, David Stephen, Xueda Wen.

Date: Monday, May 13, 2024
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 104
Contact Person: Benjamin Antieau
Contact email: antieau@northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5544
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