Zoom Seminar by Karapet Mkrtchyan from Imperial College London


Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 17:00


Lab4 E01 and Zoom


Seminar hosted by QG Unit.
Speaker: Karapet Mkrtchyan, Imperial College London
Title: Duality-symmetric formulation of electrodynamics and (chiral) p-form generalizations



We demonstrate a new "democratic" Lagrangian for free massless p-form fields with manifest duality and Poincaré symmetry in d-dimensional Minkowski space, where p-form and its (d-p-2)-form dual appear on equal footing. The formalism also provides a manifestly Poincaré invariant action for chiral (even) p-forms in d=2p+2 dimensional Minkowski space. We show the advantage of this formulation by constructing the "democratic" version of arbitrary non-linear electrodynamics. In this construction, duality symmetry is imposed in a particularly simple manner.


Topic: Zoom Seminar by QGU 【Guest Speaker: Karapet Mkrtchyan from Imperial College London】
Time: Oct 13, 2021 05:00 PM Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo

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