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. 

  

 

 

Thursday Apr 21, 2016
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In this talk, we'll discuss what it means to be a cohomology theory for topological stacks, using a notion of local symmetric monoidal inversion of objects in families. While the general setup is abstract, it specializes to many cases of interest, including Schwede's global spectra. We will then go on to discuss various examples with particular emphasis on elliptic cohomology. It turns out that TMF sees more objects as dualizable (or even invertible) than one might naively expect.

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Wednesday Apr 20, 2016
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In this talk we will review various point-of-views on classical Chern-Simons theory and moduli of flat connections. We will explain how derived symplectic geomletry (after
Pantev-Toën-Vaquié-Vezzosi) somehow reconciles all of these. If time permits, we will discuss a bit the quantization problem.

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Wednesday Apr 20, 2016
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Thanks to a result of Arinkin and Cāldāru, the derived self-intersection of a closed smooth subscheme of an ambiant scheme (over a field of characteristic zero) is a formal object if and only if the conormal bundle of the subscheme extends to a locally free sheaf at the first order. In this talk, we will explain a program as well as new results in order to describe these derived self-intersections in the non-formal case.

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Wednesday Apr 20, 2016
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We give a definition of relative Calabi-Yau structure on a dg functor f: A --> B, discussing a examples coming from algebraic geometry, homotopy theory, and representation theory. When A=0, this returns the usual definition of Calabi-Yau structure on a smooth dg category B.

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Tuesday Apr 19, 2016
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In my talk I will introduce the spin liquid phases that occur in kagome antiferromagnets, and discuss their physical origin that are closely related with the newly discovered symmetry protected topological phase (SPT). I will first present our numerical (DMRG) study on the kagome XXZ spin model that exhibits two distinct spin liquid phases, namely the chiral spin liquid and the kagome spin liquid (the groundstate of the nearest neighbor kagome Heisenberg model). Both phases extend from the extreme easy-axis limit, through

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Tuesday Apr 19, 2016
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Let L be an exact Lagrangian submanifold of a cotangent bundle T^* M. If a topological obstruction vanishes, a local system of R-modules on L determines a constructible sheaf of R-modules on M -- this is the Nadler-Zaslow construction. I will discuss a variant of this construction that avoids Floer theory, and that allows R to be a ring spectrum. The talk is based on joint work with Xin Jin.

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Tuesday Apr 19, 2016
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Over the last few years it has become increasingly clear that there is a deep connection between quantum gravity and quantum information. The connection goes back to the discovery that black holes carry entropy with an amount given by the horizon area. I will present evidence that this is only the tip of the iceberg, and prove that a similar area law applies to more general Renyi entanglement entropies. To demonstrate the simplicity of this prescription, I will use it to calculate the mutual Renyi information between two disks of arbitrary dimension.

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