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Physics of Langlands Dualities

QMAP Seminar

Speaker: Philsang Yoo, Northwestern
Location: 3106 MSB
Start time: Thu, Nov 17 2016, 11:00AM

In the first part of the talk, I will discuss a joint project with Chris Elliott on realizing the geometric Langlands correspondence as an instance of S-duality by careful analysis of Kapustin and Witten’s work using derived algebraic geometry. In the second part of the talk, I will propose a program to simultaneously capture different instances of Langlands dualities in geometric representation theory through the lens of quantum field theory. No prior knowledge of S-duality, geometric Langlands, or derived algebraic geometry is assumed.

Bring lunch