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.
Date | Speaker | Topic |
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1/20 | Organizational Meeting | |
1/27 | Jacques Distler | Trace Anomalies and 6D SCFT |
2/3 | David Kosower | The Unitarity Method (RLM 9.222) |
2/10 | Lorenzo Sadun | Integer Quantum Hall Effect |
2/17 | Pavel Putrov | Fivebranes and manifold invariants |
2/24 | Valentin Zakharevich | Fractional Quantum Hall |
3/2 | Bei Jia | Nonabelions in the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect |
3/9 | Dan Freed | Fermions and Invertible Field Theories |
3/23 | Chris Beem | Deformation quantization from superconformal symmetry in three dimensions |
3/30 | David Morrison | The gauge group (scheme) of an elliptic curve |
4/6 | Andy Neitzke | Topological quantum field theory and Poisson brackets |
4/13 | David Ben-Zvi | |
4/20 | ||
4/27 | ||
5/4 |
Cordova, Dumitrescu and Intriligator, “Anomalies, Renormalization Group Flows, and the a-Theorem in Six-Dimensional (1,0) Theories”
Cordova, Dumitrescu and Intriligator, “Deformations of Superconformal Theories”
Wen, Quantum Field Theory of Many-Body Systems
Bernevig, Hughes, Topological Insulators and Topological Superconductors
Hassan, Kane, Topological insulators
Qi, Zhang, Topological insulators and superconductors
Freedman, Hastings Double semions in arbitrary dimensions
Freed, Short-range entanglement and invertible field theories
Chen, Gu, Liu, Wen, Symmetry protected topological orders and the group cohomology of their symmetry group
Kapustin, Turzillo, Equivariant Topological Quantum Field Theory and Symmetry Protected Topological Phases
Gaiotto, Kapustin, Seiberg, Willett, Generalized global symmetries and references therein
Kane, Lectures at PiTP
Freed, Moore, Equivariant topological matter
Witten, Lectures at PiTP, particularly Lecture 2
Witten, Lecture: The Chern-Simons functional in condensed matter physics
Wen, Quantum Field Theory of Many-body Systems, Section 4.4
Read, Moore, Nonabelians in the fractional quantum Hall effect
Read, Lectures at PiTP, particularly Lecture 2
Wen, Quantum Field Theory of Many-body Systems, Chapter 7