Mathematics Colloquia and Seminars
A Categorification of the Boson-Fermion CorrespondenceAlgebra & Discrete Mathematics
|Speaker:||Nicolle Gonzalez, University of Southern California|
|Start time:||Mon, Apr 23 2018, 3:10PM|
The Boson-Fermion correspondence is a fundamental relationship in mathematical physics relating the Fock spaces of two elementary particles, bosons and fermions. Given that bosonic and fermionic Fock spaces are irreducible representations of the Heisenberg and Clifford algebras, the correspondence yields a way of relating these two actions via the theory of vertex operators. In this talk we will explain this correspondence from an algebraic and combinatorial perspective and discuss a categorification of this relationship.