KEK Theory seminar(Prof. Naoki Yamamoto )

CategoryTheory Seminar
Start2020/07/14 (Tue) 11:00 AM
End2020/07/14 (Tue) 12:00 PM
VenueOnline (Zoom)
TitleMagnetic monopoles and fermion number violation in chiral matter
SpeakerProf. Naoki Yamamoto ( Keio University )
ContactKota Hatakeyama/


In this talk, we show that the presence of a magnetic monopole in position space gives rise to a violation of the fermion number conservation in chiral matter. Using the chiral kinetic theory, we derive a model-independent expression of such a violation in nonequilibrium many-body systems of chiral fermions. In local thermal equilibrium at finite temperature and chemical potential, this violation is proportional to the chemical potential with a topologically quantized coefficient. These consequences are due to the interplay between the Dirac monopole in position space and the Berry monopole in momentum space.