22110105

Staying Ahead of the Curve(ature) in Topological Phases

APA

May-Mann, J. (2022). Staying Ahead of the Curve(ature) in Topological Phases. Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. http://pirsa.org/22110105

MLA

May-Mann, Julian. Staying Ahead of the Curve(ature) in Topological Phases. Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nov. 17, 2022, http://pirsa.org/22110105

BibTex

          @misc{ scitalks_22110105,
            doi = {},
            url = {http://pirsa.org/22110105},
            author = {May-Mann, Julian},
            keywords = {Quantum Matter},
            language = {en},
            title = {Staying Ahead of the Curve(ature) in Topological Phases},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics},
            year = {2022},
            month = {nov},
            note = {Talk #22110105 see, \url{https://scitalks.ca}}
          }
          

Julian May-Mann University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

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Collection
Talk Type Scientific Series

Abstract

Many topological phases of lattice systems display quantized responses to lattice defects. Notably, 2D insulators with C_n lattice rotation symmetry hosts a response where disclination defects bind fractional charge. In this talk, I will show that the underlying physics of the disclination-charge response can be understood via a theory of continuum fermions with an enlarged SO(2) rotation symmetry. This interpretation maps the response of lattice fermions to disclinations onto the response of continuum fermions to spatial curvature. Additionally, in 3D, the response of continuum fermions to spatial curvature predicts a new type of lattice response where disclination lines host a quantized polarization. This disclination-polarization response defines a new class of topological crystalline insulator that can be realized in lattice models. In total, these results show that continuum theories with spatial curvature provide novel insights into the universal features of topological lattice systems. In total, these results show that theories with spatial curvature provide novel insights into the universal features of topological lattice systems.

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