Geometry and String Theory
HomePage (Rev #98)

This is the homepage for the UT Geometry and String Theory Seminar. At the organizational meeting we will flesh out the details of our plans for the semester. Below are some suggestions to get us started.

Fall 2013 Schedule

8/28The OrganizersOrganizational Meeting
9/4The Higgs BranchFreed
9/11The Higgs Branch IIDistler
9/18The Higgs Branch IIIDistler
9/25The Higgs Branch IVNeitzke
10/2The Higgs Branch VNeitzke
10/16Mathieu Moonshine in 𝒩=2\mathcal{N}=2 String CompactificationsXi Dong
10/23Instantons and Higgs branchesDey
10/30Instantons and Higgs branches IIDey
11/6Intro to (2,0) theorySafronov
11/13DLCQ and (2,0) theoryMainiero
11/20Boundary conditions in N=4 SYMAswin Balasubramanian
12/4Boundary conditions in N=4 SYM, IIAswin Balasubramanian

Spring 2014 Schedule

1/15The OrganizersOrganizational Meeting
2/19Tudor DimofteTBA
3/26Yu-Shen LinTBA


The 6D (2,0) Theory

Codimension-2 Defects

Reduction to 5 dimensions (super Yang-Mills)

Reduction to 4 Dimensions (𝒩=4\mathcal{N}=4)

Reduction to 3 dimensions

4D 𝒩=2\mathcal{N}=2

Structure of supersymmetric gauge theories