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Monopoles, Scattering, and Generalized Symmetries

June 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

CMSA QMMP 06.30.23

Quantum Matter Seminar

Speaker: Marieke Van Beest (SCGP)

Title: Monopoles, Scattering, and Generalized Symmetries

Abstract: In this talk, we will discuss the problem of electrically charged, massless fermions scattering off magnetic monopoles. The interpretation of the outgoing states has long been a puzzle, as they can carry fractional quantum numbers. We argue that such outgoing particles live in the twisted sector of a topological co-dimension 1 surface, which ends topologically on the monopole. This symmetry defect is often non-invertible, and as such the outgoing radiation not only carries unconventional flavor quantum numbers, but is often trailed by a topological field theory, which is a new prediction.


June 30, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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