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Integrability and chaos of 1+1d chiral edge states

October 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Biao Lian (Princeton)

Title: Integrability and chaos of 1+1d chiral edge states

Abstract: I will talk about the integrability and chaos of 1+1d interacting chiral edge states, which may arise on the edge of 2+1d topological phases. We show that integrable chiral Luttinger liquid is not always a good low energy description of the edge states, and marginal interactions can significantly affect their spectrum and integrability. We first study N identical chiral Majorana fermion modes with random 4-fermion interactions, where we show that the system undergoes a transition from integrable to quantum chaotic as N increases. The large N limit defines a chiral SYK model where the Lyapunov exponent in the out-of-time-ordered correlation can be solved analytically. I will also present a chiral SY model consisting of N interacting SU(M)_1 WZW models, which host anyons and exhibits similar quantum chaos for Abelian anyons. Lastly, I will talk about the analytical and numerical study of the 4/3 FQH edge theory, which shows unusual behavior in its integrability.


October 29, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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