Precise quantization and geometry of Quantum Hall states
Mon, Oct. 12th 2015, 11:00
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
I will talk about recent progress in understanding quantum Hall states on curved backgrounds and in inhomogeneous magnetic fields and their large N limits, N being the number of particles. The large N limit of the free energy of the Laughlin states in the integer Quantum Hall is controlled by the Bergman kernel expansion, and, in a sense, is exactly solvable to all orders in 1/N. For the fractional Laughlin states, the large N limit can be determined from free field representation. The terms in the large N expansion are given by various geometric functionals. In particular, the Liouville action shows up at the order O(1) in the expansion, and signifies the effect gravitational anomaly. The appearance of this term leads us to argue for the existence of a third quantized kinetic coefficient, precise on the Hall plateaus, in addition to Hall conductance and anomalous viscosity. \\ \\ Based on: 1309.7333, 1410.6802 (with F. Ferrari) and 1505.05546 (with P. Wiegmann), and upcoming work.