Mathematics Colloquia and Seminars
Ray Operators in 5d Super Conformal Field TheoriesQMAP Seminar
|Speaker:||Ori Ganor, Berkeley|
|Start time:||Fri, Oct 7 2016, 12:15PM|
The existence of consistent five dimensional supersymmetric conformal field theories with exceptional global symmetries has been conjectured over two decades ago, but their fundamental formulation still remains a challenge. Recent progress in localization techniques produced remarkable new evidence for this conjecture, in the form of index formulas for local operators that exhibit the global symmetry in a surprising way. These results can be extended to operators supported on a half line, which may provide more hints about the fundamental formulation.