Math Physics Seminar

Speaker: 
Alfred Sharpe, University of Kentucky, Physics.
Topic: 
Quantum Codes, Lattices, and Conformal Field Theories: Part I

Abstract: 
In this first of two talks I will give an introduction to classical error-correcting codes and explain their relation to some of the simplest conformal field theories.
     This correspondence, which has been known for more than 30 years, provides a beautiful example of how quantum field theories can encode information.
     The second talk will present an analogous story for quantum codes, and discuss implications for the conformal bootstrap program.

Event Date: 
February 2, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Online
Calendar Category: 
Seminar
Seminar Category: 
Mathematical Physics