Nikita Sopenko
May 14, 2021
Organized by Americas GNCG Seminar.

Invertible states of quantum lattice spin systems and their invariants

Recently methods of quantum statistical mechanics have been fruitfully applied to the study of phases of quantum lattice systems with interacting gapped Hamiltonians at zero temperature. I will discuss some of these developments focusing on the class of systems known as “invertible”. After introducing the corresponding class of quantum states, I will show how to define H^{d+1}(G,U(1)) valued indices for equivalence classes of such states in the presence of a symmetry group G for d=1 and d=2 lattices. If time permits, I will also discuss invariant for families of such states known as higher Berry curvatures.

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