QFT for Mathematicians 2021

COVID-19 information for PI Residents and Visitors

Conference Date: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 (All day) to Friday, August 13, 2021 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Mathematical Physics

Perimeter Institute is committed to providing a safe environment to all staff and visitors.  As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to evolve, precautionary steps are being put in place to minimize the risk associated with this outbreak.  For this reason, the organizing committee for this event has decided to postpone to 2021.  A new registration will open later this year, and individuals interested in attending the conference should register at that time.

In recent decades, interaction between mathematics and quantum field theory has proven to be fertile for both fields. However, differences in language, training, and perspective have significantly hampered effective communication between the two parties. The aim of this workshop series is to tear down this wall, and help mathematicians to learn the way physicists think about QFT and eventually ``speak'' QFT fluently. This year we will focus on topics related to 3-dimensional N=4 supersymmetric theories, including symplectic duality, 3d mirror symmetry, integrability, boundary vertex algebras, and relations to geometric Langlands theory.


Scientific Organizers:

  • Kevin Costello, Perimeter Institute
  • Tudor Dimofte, University of California, Davis
  • Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute
  • Ben Webster, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo
  • Philsang Yoo, Yale University