Geometry and String Theory
Fall 2014

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 2014 Schedule

8/27Organizational Meeting
9/3Eric ZaslowLegendrian Knots and Constructible Sheaves
9/10Andy TrimmAharony-Seiberg-Tachikawa
9/17Andy NeitzkeDessins and Seiberg-Witten curves
9/24Andy Roystonsingular monopole moduli spaces
10/1Aaron Fenyessemiclassical quantization of classical field theory
10/8Eric KormanBranes and Quantization (Gukov-Witten)
10/22Tom MainieroAlgebraic equations and BPS states
10/29Bei JiaBranes and Flag Manifolds
11/5Chan ParkA stroll along the walls
11/12Chris BeemChiral algebras from four dimensions
11/19Wenbin YanTBA
12/3Jacques DistlerTBA


The (2,0) theory reduced to 3 dimensions

4D 𝒩=2\mathcal{N}=2

Extended operators in topological field theory

Generalities on field theory

Resurgence, TQFTs

(1,0)(1,0) SCFTs in 6 Dimensions

Costello-style QFT


Old classics

  • E. Witten, Supersymmetry and Morse theory

  • Mirzakhani on Witten conjecture