Geometry and String Theory

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.

Spring 2015 Schedule

1/21Organizational Meeting
1/28Tudor DimofteA three-dimensional bridge between physics and mathematics
2/4Jacques DistlerSuper Riemann Surfaces
2/11Jacques DistlerSuper Riemann Surfaces, II
2/18Bei JiaSuperstring Perturbation Theory
2/25Harold WilliamsCY3 categories associated to SL_2 Hitchin systems
3/4Andrew Neitzke
3/11Andy TrimmElliptic genus of E-strings (1411.2324)
3/25Fei Yan
4/1Tom Mainiero + Richard Hughes
4/8Tom Mainiero + Richard Hughes
4/15Andrew Neitzke + Harold Williams
4/22Andrew Neitzke + Harold Williams


The (2,0) theory reduced to 3 dimensions

4D đť’©=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