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Quantized transport and Abelian anyons

Mathematical Physics & Probability

Speaker: Sven Bachmann, University of British Columbia
Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Wed, Nov 13 2019, 3:10PM

In this talk, I will discuss a new rational-valued index. Physically, it is the charge transported across a fiducial line. Mathematically, it is a generalization of a Fredholm index. Interestingly, the value of the index is related to the charges of the elementary excitations of the system as well as to their braiding properties. This is joint work with Alex Bols, Wojciech De Roeck and Martin Fraas