Davide Gaiotto

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Krembil Galileo Galilei Chair in Theoretical Physics at Perimeter Institute

Areas of Research:
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Research Interests

From July 31 2015 to July 31 2016 I have worked on two general topics:
the study of mathematical properties and classification of
supersymmetric quantum field theories in various dimensions
and the study of mathematical aspects of quantum field theory which
arise in high energy theory and condensed matter physics.


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

Recent Publications

  • Spin TQFTs and fermionic phases of matter Davide Gaiotto (Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys.), Anton Kapustin (SUNY, Stony Brook). May 21, 2015. 42 pp. e-Print: arXiv: 1505.05856 Gribov-85 Memorial Volume: Exploring Quantum Field Theory
  • Infrared Computations of Defect Schur Indices Clay Cordova (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study), Davide Gaiotto (Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys.), Shu-Heng Shao (Harvard U., Phys. Dept.). Jun 27, 2016. 92 pp. e-Print: arXiv: 1606.08429
  • State sum constructions of spin-TFTs and string net constructions of fermionic phases of matter Lakshya Bhardwaj, Davide Gaiotto (Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys.), Anton Kapustin (Caltech). May 5, 2016. 92 pp. e-Print: arXiv: 1605.01640
  • Boundaries, Mirror Symmetry, and Symplectic Duality in 3d =4N=4 Gauge Theory Mathew Bullimore (Oxford U., Inst. Math. & Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study), Tudor Dimofte (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study & Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys.), Davide Gaiotto (Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys.), Justin Hilburn (Oregon U., Dept. Math.). Mar 28, 2016. 224 pp. e-Print: arXiv: 1603.08382
  • Topological conformal defects with tensor networks Markus Hauru (Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys.), Glen Evenbly (UC, Irvine), Wen Wei Ho (Geneva U., Dept. Theor. Phys.), Davide Gaiotto, Guifre Vidal (Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys.). Dec 11, 2015. 20 pp. e-Print: arXiv: 1512.03846


  • Princeton University, Oct 2016 Higher form symmetries and fermionic phases of matter. Boundary conditions for three-dimensional N=4 gauge theories.
  • String-Math 2016, June 27 to July 2nd, 2016 - Collège de France http://video.upmc.fr/differe.php?collec=C_string_math_2016&video=35
  • PIRSA:16060031, Integrable systems and vacua of N=2* theories, 2016-06-02, Mathematical Physics
  • PIRSA:15120029, Geometric Langlands and symplectic duality, 2015-12-03, Mathematical Physics
  • PIRSA:15100071, Half-BPS boundary conditions in 3d N=4 theories , 2015-10-08, Mathematical Physics
  • PIRSA:15090086, Introduction to symplectic duality, 2015-09-24, Mathematical Physics