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QMAP Seminar

Speaker: Thomas Creutzig, Univ. of Alberta
Location: Zoom interwebs
Start time: Fri, Apr 3 2020, 11:00AM

A vertex algebra is the chiral algebra of a two-dimensional conformal field theory and appears in many exciting problems. W-algebras are the broadest class of these and they are associated to certain data of Lie superalgebras. These W-algebras and their representation categories appear as invariants of 4-dimensional gauge theories and dualities of physics translate into isomorphisms of vertex algebras and equivalences of representation categories of these algebras.

I aim to give an overview of the current understanding of the topic.

Zoom seminar info sent by email. Contact tudor@ucdavis.edu with any questions.