High Energy Theory Seminar
The Entanglement Bootstrap is a program to derive the universal properties of a phase of matter from a single representative state on a topologically-trivial region. Much (perhaps all) of the structure of topological quantum field theory can be extracted starting from a state satisfying two axioms that implement the area law for entanglement. This talk will focus on recent progress (with Bowen Shi and Jin-Long Huang) using this approach to prove remote detectability of topological excitations in various dimensions. This is an axiom of topological field theory. Two key ideas are a quantum avatar of Kirby's torus trick to construct states on closed manifolds, and the new concept of pairing manifold, which is a closed manifold associated with a pair of conjugate excitation types that encodes their braiding matrix. The pairing manifold also produces Verlinde formulae relating the braiding matrix to the structure constants of a generalized symmetry algebra of flexible operators.
In person attendees (469 Lauritsen) must have a valid Caltech ID.
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