Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
217 Prospect StreetNew Haven, CT 06511
In two dimensions, topologically ordered phases defined on a nontrivial manifold have degenerate ground states protected by a gap. However, it has been a nontrivial task to find these states in physically relevant microscopic Hamiltonians. In this talk I will discuss our progress on hunting for topologically ordered states with tensor network methods. The emphasis will be given to our recent result on the spin-1/2 kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet, for which we provide strong evidence that its ground state is a chiral spin liquid with spontaneously broken time-reversal symmetry.
This talk will be given on Zoom: https://yale.zoom.us/j/95141511798 Passcode: 991612
Host: Meng Cheng (email@example.com)
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