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Mathematical Physics

This series consists of talks in the area of Mathematical Physics.

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Jeudi fév 20, 2020
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From a probabilistic perspective, 2D quantum gravity is the study of natural probability measures on the space of all possible geometries on a topological surface. One natural approach is to take scaling limits of discrete random surfaces. Another approach, known as Liouville quantum gravity (LQG), is via a direct description of the random metric under its conformal coordinate. In this talk, we review both approaches, featuring a joint work with N. Holden proving that uniformly sampled triangulations converge to the so called pure LQG under a certain discrete conformal embedding.

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Jeudi fév 20, 2020
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I will review the relation between the A twist of 3d N=4 gauge theories and

the conformal blocks/chiral cohomology of 2d chiral algebras.

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Jeudi jan 23, 2020
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This talk will cover my interpretation of Teleman's article "Gauge theory and mirror symmetry."

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Jeudi jan 09, 2020
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Connections between representation categories of quantum groups and vertex operator algebras (VOAs) have been studied since the 1990s starting with the pioneering work of Kazhdan and Lusztig. Recently, connections have been found between unrolled quantum groups and certain families of VOAs. In this talk, I will introduce unrolled quantum groups and describe their connections to the Singlet, Triplet, and Bp vertex operator algebras.

 

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Jeudi jan 09, 2020
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Factorization algebras provide a flexible language for describing the observables of a perturbative QFT, as shown in joint work with Kevin Costello. In joint work with Eugene Rabinovich and Brian Williams, we extend those constructions to a manifold with boundary for a special class of theories that includes, as an example, a perturbative version of the correspondence between chiral U(1) currents on a Riemann surface and abelian Chern-Simons theory on a bulk 3-manifold.

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