14.10.2015 (Wednesday)

The Supersymmetric Quantum Hall Effect

Regular Seminar David Tong (DAMTP, Cambridge)

13:15 KCL
room S0.13

There exist, in d=2+1 dimensions, field theories that are supersymmetric but non-relativistic. I will show that the low-energy physics of these theories is that of the fractional quantum Hall effect. Supersymmetry provides enough analytic control to explicitly derive the ground state wavefunctions and their excitations.