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Quantum Field Theory on Manifolds with Boundary and the BV Formalism

Conference Date: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 (All day) to Friday, May 12, 2017 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Mathematical Physics

 

In the past five years their have a been number of significant advances in the mathematics of QFT on manifolds with boundary.  The work of Cattaneo, Mnev, and Reshitihkin--beyond setting rigorous foundations--has led to many computable and salient examples.  Similarly, the work of Costello (specifically projects joint with Gwilliam and Si Li) provides a framework (and deformation/obstruction) for the observable theory of such theories with boundary/defects. There are related mathematical advances: constructible factorization algebras and higher category theory as pioneered by Lurie and the collaboration of Ayala, Francis, and Tanaka. The goal of the workshop is to bring together the leading experts in this multi-faceted subject.The structure of the workshop will be such as to maximize the exchange of knowledge and collaboration. More specifically, the morning sessions will consist of several lecture series, while the afternoons will be reserved for research working groups. The mornings will communicate the essential ideas and techniques surrounding bulk-boundary correspondences and perturbative AKSZ theories on manifolds with boundary/corners. The afternoons will be research driven and focus on specific problems within the following realms: the interaction of renormalization with cutting/pasting, aspects of the AdS/CFT correspondence, cohomological approaches to gravity, and the observable/defect theory of AKSZ type theories.

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  • David Ayala, Montana State University
  • Francesco Bonechi, INFN, Sezione di Firenze
  • Alberto Cattaneo,  University of Zurich
  • Kevin Costello, Perimeter Institute
  • Tudor Dimofte, University of California, Davis
  • Si Li, Tsinghua University
  • Kasia Rejzner, University of York
  • Pavel Safronov, University of Geneva
  • Michele Schiavina, University of Califonia, Berkeley
  • Brian Williams, Northwestern University
  • Philsang Yoo, Northwestern University
  • Maxim Zabzine, Uppsala University
  • David Ayala, Montana State University
  • Francis Bischoff, University of Toronto
  • Francesco Bonechi, INFN, Sezione di Firenze
  • Dylan Butson, Perimeter Institute
  • Alberto Cattaneo,  University of Zurich
  • Kevin Costello, Perimeter Institute
  • Tudor Dimofte, University of California, Davis
  • Chris Elliott, Northwestern University
  • Laurent Freidel, Perimeter Institute
  • Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute
  • Josh Lackman, University of Toronto
  • Si Li, Tsinghua University
  • Etera Livine, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
  • Mykola Matviichuk, University of Toronto
  • Sean Pohorence, Northwestern University
  • Surya Raghavendran, Perimeter Institute
  • Kasia Rejzner, University of York
  • Marcelo Rubio, National University of Cordoba
  • Pavel Safronov, University of Geneva
  • Michele Schiavina, University of Califonia, Berkeley
  • Andrei Schieber, Perimeter Institute
  • Barak Shoshany, Perimeter Institute
  • Alex Weekes, Perimeter Institute
  • Brian Williams, Northwestern University
  • Philsang Yoo, Northwestern University
  • Maxim Zabzine, Uppsala University
  • Jose Zapata, University of Waterloo
  • Yehao Zhou, Perimeter Institute

Monday, May 8, 2017

Time

Event

Location

8:30 – 9:00am

Registration

Reception

9:00 – 9:05am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Alice Room

9:05 – 10:00am

Alberto Cattaneo, University of Zurich
Perturbative BV-BFV theories on manifolds with boundary

Alice Room

10:00 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Tudor Dimofte, University of California, Davis
G-actions in quantum mechanics (and sprectral sequences and the cosmological constant)

Alice Room

12:00 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 – 4:00pm

Organized Discussions

Reflecting Lounge

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 10:00am

Alberto Cattaneo, University of Zurich
Perturbative BV-BFV theories on manifolds with boundary Part 2

Alice Room

10:00 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

David Ayala, Montana State University
Factorization homology: a state-sum approach to non-perturbative sigma-models with deeply non-affine algebraic target

Alice Room

12:00 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 – 4:00pm

Organized Discussions

Reflecting Lounge

4:00 – 5:00pm

Philsang Yoo, Northwestern University
Degenerate Field Theories and Boundary Theories

Alice Room

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 10:00am

Brian Williams, Northwestern University
Bulk-boundary BV quantization for 2-1 theories

Alice Room

10:00 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Kevin Costello, Perimeter Institute
A link between AdS/CFT and Koszul duality

Alice Room

12:00 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 – 4:00pm

Organized Discussions

Reflecting Lounge

4:00 – 5:00pm

Francesco Bonechi, INFN
Poisson Sigma Model with symplectic target

Alice Room

 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 10:00am

Si Li, Tsinghua University
Vertex algebras and BV master equation

Alice Room

10:00 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Michele Schiavina, University of California, Berkeley
Equivalence of theories in the presence of boundaries: the example of General Relativity

Alice Room

12:00 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 – 4:00pm

Organized Discussions

Reflecting Lounge

4:00 – 5:00pm

Pavel Safronov, University of Geneva
Additivity for Poisson algebras

Alice Room

5:00pm

Pub Night

Bistro – 1st Floor

 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 10:00am

Kasia Rejzner, University of York
Building bridges between Lorentzian and Euclidean formalisms for BV quantization

Alice Room

10:00 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Maxim Zabzine, Uppsala University
Virasoro constraints, localization and some comments on BV

Alice Room

12:00 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

 

 

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Scientific Organizers:

  • Ryan Grady, Montana State University
  • Theo Johnson-Freyd, Perimeter Institute
  • Pavel Mnev, University of Notre Dame