Sep 17 2020

Quantum Topology Seminar: Magnetic-Electric duality in 2D topological phases, by Dr. Yuting Hu

September 17, 2020

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Location

Zoom

Address

Chicago, IL

Dr. Yuting Hu (Southern University of Science and Technology): Magnetic-Electric duality in 2D topological phases

In this talk, I will present an Electric-Magnetic duality in 2D topological phases. We use the twisted quantum double model (also known as Dijkgraaf-Witten theory), which is a discrete topological quantum field theory arising from the category $Vect^\alpha_G$ of graded vector spaces, where $G$ is a finite group and $\alpha \in H^3(G, U(1))$. We prove that every Morita equivalence between two such categories, say, $Vect^\alpha_G$ and $Vect^{\alpha'}_{G'}$, is induced by an isomorphism between the corresponding twisted quantum doubles $D^\alpha(G)$ and $D^{\alpha'}(G')$, which we explicitly construct via a Fourier transform. Then we apply this isomorphism to define an electric-magnetic duality in the twisted quantum double models.

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Contact

Louis Kauffman

Date posted

Sep 23, 2020

Date updated

Sep 23, 2020

Speakers

Dr. Yuting Hu | (Southern University of Science and Technology)