UBC Mathematics Colloquium: Sven Bachmann

  • Date: 02/03/2017
  • Time: 15:00
Sven Bachmann, University of Munich

University of British Columbia


What are ground state phases of matter?


While thermal phases of matter (liquid water vs solid ice) are mathematically well understood, the theoretical understanding of ground state phases (at zero temperature) is incomplete. The discoveries of last year’s physics Nobel laureates provide a framework valid for noninteracting systems with topological properties, and I shall discuss current efforts to extend some of it to phases of strongly interacting matter.

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Location: ESB 2012


Light refreshments will be served in the PIMS Lounge from 2:45- 3:00pm