Research in Teams Project: Higher Global Symmetries and Geometry in (non-)relativistic QFTs

Research Project: In this project we will explore the structure and geometry of non-relativistic QFTs with higher global symmetries whose conserved currents are higher degree differential forms. Such theories have been considered recently in the context of fractons and other subdimensional quasiparticles. In this respect, we plan to address two main questions. First, we will revisit the gauging of theories with higher global symmetries from a geometric perspective, clarifying their similarities and differences to Galileon and Carrollian theories, which exhibit an isomorphic gauge algebra although their physical consequences are different. Secondly, we will investigate whether such non-relativistic QFTs can be supersymmetrized, the goal being to examine whether supersymmetric fracton gauge theories exist, in particular interacting ones, such as for example a fractonic version of the celebrated Wess-Zumino model.

Research Team: Athanasios Chatzistavrakidis (Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia), Jan Rosseel (University of Vienna)

Dates of stay: November 1 - December 22, 2021 and January 9 - February 10, 2022


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Name Affiliation
Athanasios Chatzistavrakidis Ruđer Bošković Institute
Jan Rosseel Ruđer Bošković Institute
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Research in Teams
Nov. 1, 2021 — Feb. 10, 2022
Erwin Schrödinger Institute