Davide Gaiotto

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Krembil Galileo Galilei Chair in Theoretical Physics at Perimeter Institute

Areas of Research:
Phone: (519) 569-7600 x5004

Research Interests

From July 31 2017 to July 31 2018 I have worked on three general topics:
the study of mathematical properties and applications of
supersymmetric or topological quantum field theories in various dimensions,
the formulation of topologically twisted examples of holography
and new computational approaches to study strongly interacting three-dimensional
quantum field theories.


  • New Horizons in Physics Prize 2012 Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation
  • The Gribov Medal Prize 2011 European Physical Society

Recent Publications

  • Curious Aspects of Three-Dimensional N=1 SCFTs By Davide Gaiotto, Zohar Komargodski, Jingxiang Wu. arXiv: 1804.02018 [hep-th]. JHEP 1808 (2018) 004.
  • Dual boundary conditions in 3d SCFT"s By Tudor Dimofte, Davide Gaiotto, Natalie M. Paquette. arXiv: 1712.07654 JHEP 1805 (2018) 060.
  • Time-reversal breaking in QCD4, walls, and dualities in 2 + 1 dimensions By Davide Gaiotto, Zohar Komargodski, Nathan Seiberg. arXiv: 1708.06806 JHEP 1801 (2018) 110.
  • Quantum Langlands dualities of boundary conditions, D-modules, and conformal blocks By Edward Frenkel, Davide Gaiotto. arXiv: 1805.00203
  • Vertex Operator Algebras and 3d $\mathcal N=4$ gauge theories By Kevin Costello, Davide Gaiotto. arXiv: 1804.06460
  • S-duality for the large N=4 superconformal algebra By Thomas Creutzig, Davide Gaiotto, Andrew R. Linshaw. arXiv: 1804.09821
  • Symmetry Protected Topological phases and Generalized Cohomology By Davide Gaiotto, Theo Johnson-Freyd. arXiv: 1712.07950
  • Vertex Algebras for S-duality By Thomas Creutzig, Davide Gaiotto. arXiv: 1708.00875


  • Topological holography, Strings 2018, Japan.
  • Chiral algebras and twisted gauge theories. High Energy Theory Seminar, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, United States
  • Gauge theory and vertex operator algebras. MIT Infinite Dimensional Algebra Seminar, Cambridge, United States
  • PIRSA:18030087, Gauge theory, vertex algebras and quantum Geometric Langland dualities, 2018-03-22, Gauge Theory, Geometric Langlands and Vertex Operator Algebras
  • PIRSA:17090072, Mathematical Seminar - Davide Gaiotto, 2017-09-25, Mathematical Physics
  • PIRSA:17090050, A walk through quantum field theory, 2017-09-06, Colloquium