Le contenu de cette page n’est pas disponible en français. Veuillez nous en excuser.
 

New Mathematical Structures in Supersymmetric Gauge Theory?

Conference Date: 
Vendredi, Mars 1, 2013 (All day) to Dimanche, Mars 3, 2013 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Quantum Fields and Strings

 

Over the last few years, there have been interesting developments in the calculation of new protected quantities for supersymmetric field theories in various dimensions. The mathematical implications of such results are still rather unexplored.

One example is the sphere partition function for two-dimensional gauge theories describing Calabi-Yau sigma models in the IR, computed using UV field theory methods, which may lead to important advances in mirror symmetry. Another is the supersymmetric index of certain three-dimensional gauge theories compactified on a two-sphere, which point to the existence of new homological knot invariants.

The goal of the proposed workshop is to bring together leading mathematicians and mathematical physicists interested in the connections between quantum field theory and frontier areas of mathematics, in order to encourage a fruitful exchange of ideas.

  • Chris Beem, Stony Brook University
  • Clay Cordova, Harvard University
  • Tudor Dimofte, Institue for Advanced Study
  • Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute
  • Jaume Gomis, Perimeter Institute
  • Sergei Gukov, California Institute of Technology
  • Kentaro Hori, Kavli IPMU
  • Maxim KontsevichInstitut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques
  • David Morrison, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Vasily Pestun, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Vivek Shende, Massachusetts Institute of TEchnology
  • Cumrun VafaHarvard University
  • Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute
  • Jaume Gomis, Perimeter Institute
  • Maxim KontsevichInstitut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques