Theoretical Physics Seminar: Ling Lin

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 4003
  • Lecturer: Ling Lin (Oxford)
  • Contact person: Jacopo Sisti
  • Seminarium

Title: Aspects of decomposition

Abstract: A d-dimensional quantum field theory with (d-1)-form symmetry is conjectured to “decompose” into individual quantum field theories. After a review of this phenomenon, I will discuss two instances where decomposition occurs in a subtle way: the fusion rules of condensation defects in 3d gauge theories, and in string / M-theory compactifications with frozen singularities.