Condensed matter physics, through the discoveries of graphene and topological insulators say, realizes in the laboratory many exotic and non-perturbative phenomena that were proposed during the 70's and 80's to probe the physics beyond the standard model of particle physics but have remained illusive to experimental high-energy physics. To appreciate this connection, it is indispensable to master some tools of quantum field theories.
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