High Energy Theory Seminar
We elucidate the fate of classical symmetries which suffer from abelian Adler-Bell-Jackiw anomalies. Instead of being completely destroyed, these symmetries survive as non-invertible topological global symmetry defects with worldvolume anyon degrees of freedom that couple to the bulk through a magnetic one-form global symmetry as in the fractional hall effect. These non-invertible chiral symmetries imply selection rules on correlation functions and arise in familiar models of massless quantum electrodynamics and models of axions (as well as their non-abelian generalizations)
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