Joint ICTP/SISSA Statistical Physics seminar: "Algebraic properties of Grassmann and Clifford subalgebras related to spanning hyperforests"
Starts 13 Jan 2009 12:30
Ends 13 Jan 2009 20:00
Central European Time
Leonardo da Vinci Building Seminar Room
Strada Costiera, 11
I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
A supersymmetric theory with osp(1|2)-invariance can be used to describe spanning (hyper-)forests on a given graph. In a sigma-model, the bosonic part of the superfield can be integrated out and the symmetry is realized
non-linearly in the remaining Grassmann degrees of freedom.
We investigate the invariant osp(1|2) Grassmann and Clifford subalgebras. We discover that, given an arbitrary vertex ordering, a basis of independent elements is given by terms labeled by non-crossing partitions, respectively of the vertices of the graph, and of a doubling of this set.
The invariant Clifford subalgebra is isomorphic to a Temperley--Lieb Algebra, in a peculiar even/odd generalization.
A relation involving four complex fermions plays a central role in the construction, and disentangles the only 4-set crossing partition as a linear combination of the other partitions with up to two blocks. This relation appears in different flavours, and equivalence of the formulations is shown.
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