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High Energy Theory Seminar

Friday, April 21, 2023
11:00am to 12:00pm
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Non-Invertible Chiral Symmetry
Clay Cordova, University of Chicago,

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)

In person attendees (469 Lauritsen) must have a valid Caltech ID.

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