AG Lie-Gruppen: V. Mulevičius, Vilniaus Universitetas Litauen: Internal Levin-Wen Models

Nov 20
20-11-2023 14:15 Uhr bis 15:45 Uhr
Übungsraum Ü2, Cauerstr. 11, Erlangen

Internal Levin-Wen Models – Vortragender: Vincentas Mulevičius, Vilniaus Universitetas Litauen – Einladende: Catherine Meusburger

Abstract: In this talk we will discuss (2+1)-dimensional topological phases of matter. In particular we will recall how they arise as degenerate ground states of lattice systems having a gapped Hamiltonian. Examples of this are the Kitaev toric code, based on a lattice of spin-1/2 particles, as well as its generalisations – the Kitaev lattice model based on Hopf algebras, and the Levin-Wen model based on fusion categories. The focus of this talk is going to be a construction allowing one to engineer a new topological order out of anyonic excitations of a given one. This construction is an analogue of the aforementioned lattice models and is best described using a universal language of topologcial quantum field theories with defects, which we will also recall.