Exact operator algebras in superconformal field theories

Conference Date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 (All day) to Friday, December 16, 2016 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Mathematical Physics

 

This focused workshop is aimed at the emerging connections between vertex operator algebras and deformation quantization on the one hand and superconformal field theories in three and four dimensions on the other. See, e.g., 

http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1312.5344
http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1412.0334
http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1601.05378

This is an area where we feel there is room for fruitful interaction between experts in different sub-disciplines. For example, one naturally encounters problems and insights connected with the representation theory of irrational VOAs, the theory of modular differential equations and vector-valued modular forms, and the quantization of symplectic singularities.The event will be lightly scheduled with a few talks a day and plentiful time for interaction and discussion. The workshop is part of the activities of the new Simons Collaboration on the Nonperturbative Bootstrap: 

http://pheno11.physics.sunysb.edu/BootstrapCollaboration/.

Sponsorship for this event has been provided by the Simons Foundation.

  • Tomoyuki Arakawa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Christopher Beem, University of Oxford
  • Connor Behan, Stony Brook University
  • Matthew Buican, Queen Mary University
  • Shai Chester, Princeton University
  • Clay Cordova, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Kevin Costello, Perimeter Institute
  • Thomas Creutzig, University of Alberta
  • Mykola Dedushenko, California Institute of Technology
  • Thomas Dumitrescu, Harvard University
  • Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute
  • Luca Iliesiu, Princeton University
  • Jaehoon Lee, University of British Columbia
  • Madalena Lemos, DESY
  • Pedro Liendo, DESY
  • Andrew Linshaw, University of Denver
  • Dalimil Mazac, Perimeter Institute
  • Anne Moreau, University of Poitiers
  • Wolfger Peelaers, Rutgers University
  • Silviu Pufu, Princeton University
  • Miroslav Rapcak, Perimeter Institute
  • Leonardo Rastelli, Stony Brook University
  • Shu-Heng Shao, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Andrei Shieber, Perimeter Institute
  • Jaewon Song, University of California, San Diego
  • Pedro Vieira, Perimeter Institute
  • Ran Yacoby, Ecole Normale Superieure Paris
  • Wenbin Yan, Harvard University
  • Xinan Zhou, Stony Brook University

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 9:30am

Registration

Reception

9:30 – 10:30am

Wolfger Peelaers, Rutgers University
Deformation quantization and superconformal symmetry in three dimensions

Sky Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Silviu Pufu, Princeton University
A 1d topological sector of 3d SCFTs from supersymmetric localization

Sky Room

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

2:00 – 3:00pm

Leonardo Rastelli, Stony Brook University
The SCFT/chiral algebra correspondence: Introduction and open problems

Sky Room

3:15 – 3:45pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

3:45 pm onwards

Open Discussion

Sky Room

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Time

Event

Location

9:30 – 10:30am

Clay Cordova, Institute for Advanced Study
BPS states, Schur indices, and chiral algebra characters

Sky Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Thomas Dumitrescu, Harvard University
TBA

Sky Room

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

2:00 – 3:00pm

Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute
TBA

Sky Room

3:15 – 3:45pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

3:45 pm onwards

Open Discussion

Sky Room

6:30pm

Banquet

Delta Waterloo

Friday, December 16, 2016

Time

Event

Location

9:30 – 10:30am

Tomoyuki Arakawa, RIMS,Kyoto University  & MIT
Associated varieties of vertex algebras

Sky Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Tomoyuki Arakawa, RIMS,Kyoto University  & MIT
Construction of genus zero chiral algebras of class S

Sky Room

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor
Reserved Tables

2:00 – 3:00pm

Chris Beem, University of Oxford
TBA

Sky Room

3:15 – 3:45pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

3:45 pm onwards

Open Discussion

Sky Room

 

Scientific Organizers:

  • Christopher Beem, University of Oxford
  • Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute
  • Silviu Pufu, Princeton University
  • Leonardo Rastelli, Stony Brook University
  • Pedro Vieira, Perimeter Institute