Jacob C. Bridgeman

About me

Researcher at Ghent University.

My research interests include interacting many body quantum systems, particularly topological and symmetry protected topological phases and phase transitions. I am also interested in the application of numerical methods based on tensor networks to such systems.

Recently, I have primarily been thinking about topological models defined by string diagrams. In particular, we have been studying defects in these models, and learning how to compute properties such as fusion rules for these.

It has recently been necessary to compute explicit data (F and R symbols) for small categories. Data for small unitary fusion categories can be found here, and for premodular categories here.

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I can be contacted at jcbridgeman1 (at) gmail.com