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Exactly solvable lattice Hamiltonians and gravitational anomalies

Abstract

We construct infinitely many new exactly solvable local commuting projector lattice Hamiltonian models for general bosonic beyond group cohomology invertible topological phases of order two and four in any spacetime dimensions, whose boundaries are characterized by gravitational anomalies. Examples include the beyond group cohomology invertible phase without symmetry in (4+1)D that has an anomalous boundary ℤ2 topological order with fermionic particle and fermionic loop excitations that have mutual π statistics. We argue that this construction gives a new non-trivial quantum cellular automaton (QCA) in (4+1)D of order two. We also present an explicit construction of gapped symmetric boundary state for the bosonic beyond group cohomology invertible phase with unitary ℤ2 symmetry in (4+1)D. We discuss new quantum phase transitions protected by different invertible phases across the transitions.

Publication Details

Authors
Publication Type
Journal Article
Year of Publication
2023
Journal
SciPost Physics
Volume
14
Issue
5
Date Published
05/2023
Publisher
Stichting SciPost
ISSN
2542-4653