QFT for Mathematicians 2022

Event Type: Conference
Scientific Area(s):
Mathematical Physics
End date:

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 strings and eventually ``speak'' QFT and strings fluently. This year we will focus on algebraic, geometric, and homological structures in supersymmetric gauge theories. We will use 3-dimensional N=4 gauge and N=2 theories --- which have seen an explosion of interest in both physical and mathematical communities in recent years --- as a key source of new examples, exploring their connections with integrability, boundary vertex algebras and elliptic cohomology, knot homology, 2d mirror symmetry, and the geometric Langlands program.  

The first week of this event will consist of an in person school and the second week will consist of a virtual conference.

Registration for this event is now open.  Please visit https://events.perimeterinstitute.ca/event/13/