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Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: Berry Phase and Supersymmetry

Presented by David Tong, University of Cambridge

28 November 2008 13:00 in CM221

Non-Abelian Berry phase describes how states in quantum mechanics change
as one slowly varies external parameters. I will give a pedagogical
introduction to this phenomenon. I will then show how the Berry connection
is constrained in supersymmetric quantum mechanics to obey certain well
known equations. This allows one to compute the Berry phase in strongly
coupled quantum systems. All of this will be illustrated with simple
examples.

Contact pau.figueras@durham.ac.uk or charles.young@durham.ac.uk for more information