# Discrete CATS Seminar

Date:

02/20/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location:

POT 745

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):

Jon Demidio

Title: “Cold atoms, SU(N) symmetry and Young tableaux”

Abstract: Symmetries play a foundational role in our understanding of physics.

It is often the case that unexpected symmetries can emerge from unexpected places.

I will discuss a particular example in systems of cold atoms that realize SU(N) symmetry,

where N can be as large as ~10. I will then describe how these systems can be treated

numerically by using results on the symmetric group dating back to Young.

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