A Chern-Simons Theory for the North Atlantic Ocean

David Tong (University of Cambridge)

24-Jan-2023, 19:30-20:30 (16 months ago)

Abstract: 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 properties and explain how they 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.

HEP - phenomenologyHEP - theorymathematical physics

Audience: researchers in the topic

NHETC Seminar

Series comments: Description: Weekly research seminar of the NHETC at Rutgers University

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Organizers: Christina Pettola*, Sung Hak Lim, Vivek Saxena*, Erica DiPaola*
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