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University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Theoretical Physics Colloquium > Generalized global symmetries and dissipative magnetohydrodynamics

## Generalized global symmetries and dissipative magnetohydrodynamicsAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Nabil Iqbal (Durham)
- Wednesday 24 May 2017, 14:15-15:15
- MR2, Centre for Mathematical Sciences.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Shahar Hadar. Just as ordinary global symmetries in quantum field theory are associated with conserved currents that count particle numbers, “generalized” global symmetries are associated with higher-form conserved currents that can be understood as counting higher-dimensional objects such as strings. I will discuss how this idea applies to the long-distance structure of theories of electromagnetism in four dimensions, where a key role is played by a higher-form conserved current that counts the density of magnetic flux lines. I will then use this higher form current to reformulate dissipative magnetohydrodynamics from the point of view of generalized symmetries and effective field theory. This talk is part of the Theoretical Physics Colloquium series. ## This talk is included in these lists:- All CMS events
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