# Video Library

Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres.  Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities.  Recordings of events in these areas are all available On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA)PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's arXiv.org.

## PSI 2016/2017 Quantum Field Theory III - Lecture 13

Thursday Feb 16, 2017
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## The Hitchin system, past and present

Wednesday Feb 15, 2017
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The talk will be a survey of Higgs bundles, their moduli spaces and the associated fibration structure from a historical, and personal, point of view.

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## PSI 2016/2017 Quantum Field Theory III - Lecture 12

Wednesday Feb 15, 2017
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## Symplectic geometry related to G/U and Sicilian theories'

Wednesday Feb 15, 2017

We construct an action of the Weyl group on the affine closure of the cotangent bundle on G/U. The construction involves Hamiltonian reduction with respect to the universal centralizer' and an interesting Lagrangian variety, the Miura variety. A closely related construction produces symplectic manifolds which play a role in `Sicilian theories' and whose existence was conjectured by Moore and Tachikawa. Some of these constructions may be reinterpreted, via the Geometric Satake, in terms of the affine grassmannian.

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## 2016/2017 Statistical Mechanics 2 - Roger Melko - Lecture 13

Wednesday Feb 15, 2017
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## PSI 2016/2017 Cosmology (Review) - Lecture 12

Wednesday Feb 15, 2017
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## On index of rigidity

Wednesday Feb 15, 2017

The index of rigidity was introduced by Katz as the Euler characteristic of de Rham cohomology of End-connection of a meromorphic connection on curve. As its name suggests, the index valuates the rigidity of the connection on curve. Especially, in P^1 case, this index makes a significant contribution together with middle convolution. Namely Katz showed that regular singular connection on P^1 can be reduced to a rank 1 connection by middle convolution if and only if the index of rigidity is 2.

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## PSI 2016/2017 Condensed Matter (Review) - Lecture 12

Wednesday Feb 15, 2017
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## Perfect Embezzlement of Entangled States

Tuesday Feb 14, 2017

Hayden and Van Dam showed that starting with a separable state in Alice and Bob’s state space and a shared entangled state in a common bipartite resource space, then using local unitary operations, it is possible to produce an entangled pair in the state space while at the same time only perturbing the shared entangled state by a small amount, which can be made arbitrarily small as the dimension of the resource space grows. They referred to this as “embezzling entanglement” since numerically it “appears" that the resource state was returned exactly.

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## Superconductivity near a quantum-critical point --- the special role of the first Matsubara frequency

Tuesday Feb 14, 2017
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Near a quantum-critical point in a metal strong fermion-fermion interaction mediated by a soft collective boson gives rise to incoherent, non-Fermi liquid behavior. It also often gives rise to superconductivity which masks the non-Fermi liquid behavior. We analyze the interplay between the tendency to pairing and fermionic incoherence for a set of quantum-critical models with effective dynamical interaction between low-energy fermions.

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