Special Issue "Symmetry and Quantum Orders"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 4147
Interests: theoretical condensed matter physics; quantum-many-body physics; strongly correlated systems; topological orders; fractional quantum hall effect; quantum magnetism; exactly solvable models; field theories of condensed matter
The classification of phases of matter and the transitions between them is the main pursuit of condensed matter physics. Symmetry has traditionally been the central idea to introduce order into the enormous complexity of the quantum many-body problem governing the behavior of matter. Through much of the 20th century, the Landau paradigm of broken symmetry shaped our understanding of how to classify phases of matter and how to characterize the critical phenomena that separate them. In recent years, many exciting developments have deepened our understanding of new invariants that, in part, depend on the presence of symmetry but do not rely on the breaking of it, thereby separating (quantum) phases of matter with identical symmetry groups. Concurrent developments have emphasized the need for higher form symmetries, describing conservation laws for extended objects, to accomplish a more complete understanding of all possible quantum phases of matter.
The present Special Issue is broadly dedicated to the role of symmetry in constraining and shaping the possible equilibrium and non-equilibrium behaviors of quantum matter. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to symmetry-protected and symmetry-enriched topological phases, continuous phase transition, classification and detection schemes for quantum orders, entanglement measures, lattice models, higher-form symmetries, effective field theory, and quantum magnetism.
Dr. Alexander Seidel
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- topological phases
- quantum orders
- quantum magnetism
- global symmetries
- gauge symmetries
- higher-form symmetries
- emergent symmetries
- quantum phase transitions
- lattice models
- effective field theory
- tensor network states
- broken symmetry