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Chiral Symmetry and Topological Insulators in Particle Physics
Add to Calendar 2021-04-22T07:45:00 2021-04-22T20:45:00 UTC Chiral Symmetry and Topological Insulators in Particle Physics HTTPS://PSU.ZOOM.US/J/95392137901?PWD=U0PMU1EZOG1RQ2RJTTFHUZH1AHRWQT09
Start DateThu, Apr 22, 2021
3:45 AM
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End DateThu, Apr 22, 2021
4:45 PM
Presented By
David B. Kaplan, University of Washington
Event Series: Physics Colloquium

Chiral symmetry, exact or broken, is a fundamental property of fermions. Learning how to treat chiral symmetry in quantum field theory
beyond perturbation theory led to a number of developments over the past few decades that parallel the discovery of topological insulators in
condensed matter physics.  I discuss the intertwining of chiral symmetry topology, and extra dimensions, and the open question for how to define the standard model nonperturbatively.