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Friday, February 27th 2015
Speaker: Adam Peterson
Subject: High energy applications in Condensed matter: Non-Abelian vortices in superfluid $^3$He-B

In recent years, there has been a push to study condensed matter systems from the point of view of high energy physics and vice versa. On the one hand, studying condensed matter systems can give high energy theorists insight about the potential nature of the Planck vacuum. On the other hand, using techniques common to high energy theorists we can make new predictions about condensed matter systems. In this talk I present my research on the topic of vortices in the B phase of superfluid helium-3. Specifically, I discuss the appearance of non-Abelian zero modes on mass vortices in helium-3-like systems.

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