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Math-Physics Joint Seminar

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 3:30pm

Chris Elliot

Amherst College


University of Pennsylvania


Zoom link: Meeting ID: 938 3745 0807

I will discuss the mathematical study of supersymmetric quantum field theory and the idea of "twisting": a procedure from which a large class of mathematically tractable examples of quantum field theories can be constructed and analyzed.  I'll talk about the mathematical ingredients that go into this construction and some of the examples that arise, and along the way I'll discuss connections to geometric representation theory.