Title：Mathematics for Second Quantum Revolution

Speaker： Wang Zhenghan,University of California, Santa Barbara

Time: 2019-11-19 16:00-17:00

Place: Auditorium of SOM (2nd floor of management building), Management Research Building, East Campus

Abstract:

A second quantum revolution is underway centering on the construction of a useful quantum computer and demands new mathematical framework to formulate the emerging new sciences. One tip of the iceberg is the mathematics of topological phases of matter and its application to topological quantum computing including topological quantum field theories (TQFTs) and conformal field theories (CFTs). I will survey some progress and speculate on a program for reconstructing CFTs from TQFTs as inspired by edge-bulk correspondence in physics and Tannaka-Krein duality in mathematics.