Particle Theory Seminar: Generalized Symmetry in Dynamical Gravity. - Clifford Cheung, Caltech

1:30 pm MCP 201

Generalized Symmetry in Dynamical Gravity.

The concept of symmetry in quantum field theory has broadened considerably in the past decade.  A particularly well-studied example is higher-form symmetry, which acts inherently on extended objects.  Working in lockstep analogy with gauge theory, we explore one-form symmetry in the effective field theory context of dynamical, nonlinear gravity.  Notably, the interplay between line operators and symmetry defect operators in gravity has a natural geometric interpretation in terms of classical general relativity.

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Feb 14