David Tong (DAMTP, University of Cambridge)
Date & Time
Wed, 22 March 2023, 15:00 to 17:00
Online Seminar

In some ways the ocean acts like a topological insulator. There are chiral edge modes, localised at the coast, that go clockwise in the Northern hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the Southern hemisphere. I’ll describe these features and explain how this can be understood in terms of something more familiar to high energy physicists. I’ll show that the equations that govern the long-time dynamics of the ocean can be recast as a Maxwell-Chern-Simons theory.

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Meeting ID: 837 1632 1468
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