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SUMMARY:Cumrun Vafa (Harvard)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200514T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200514T170000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210419T091534Z
UID:QFTandGeo/1
DESCRIPTION:Title: Cobordism classes\, baby universes and the swampland\nby Cumrun Vafa
(Harvard) as part of QFT and Geometry\n\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/1/
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SUMMARY:Clay Cordova (Chicago)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200528T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200528T170000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Line Defect Quantum Numbers and Anomalies\nby Clay Cordova (Chicago)
as part of QFT and Geometry\n\n\nAbstract\nI will describe a class of dis
crete anomalies of quantum field theories and explain how they are closely
related to the statistics of line defects. Based on work in progress with
Brennan and Dumitrescu.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/2/
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SUMMARY:Nathan Seiberg (IAS)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200611T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200611T170000Z
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UID:QFTandGeo/3
DESCRIPTION:Title: TBA\nby Nathan Seiberg (IAS) as part of QFT and Geometry\n\nAbstract
: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/3/
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SUMMARY:Atish Dabholkar (ICTP)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200625T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200625T170000Z
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UID:QFTandGeo/4
DESCRIPTION:Title: TBA\nby Atish Dabholkar (ICTP) as part of QFT and Geometry\n\nAbstra
ct: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/4/
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SUMMARY:Irene Valenzuela (Harvard)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200709T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200709T170000Z
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UID:QFTandGeo/5
DESCRIPTION:Title: Nothing is certain in string compactifications\nby Irene Valenzuela
(Harvard) as part of QFT and Geometry\n\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/5/
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SUMMARY:Abhijit Gadde (TIFR)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200723T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200723T170000Z
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UID:QFTandGeo/6
DESCRIPTION:Title: Modularity of supersymmetric partition functions\nby Abhijit Gadde (
TIFR) as part of QFT and Geometry\n\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/6/
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SUMMARY:Tudor Dimofte (UCDavis)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200806T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200806T170000Z
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UID:QFTandGeo/7
DESCRIPTION:Title: Holomorphic twists and boundary vertex algebras\nby Tudor Dimofte (U
CDavis) as part of QFT and Geometry\n\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/7/
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SUMMARY:Natalie Paquette (Caltech)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200716T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200716T170000Z
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UID:QFTandGeo/8
DESCRIPTION:Title: Koszul duality in field theory & holography\nby Natalie Paquette (Ca
ltech) as part of QFT and Geometry\n\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/8/
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BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:QFT and Geometry Summer School
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200713T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200713T170000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210419T091534Z
UID:QFTandGeo/9
DESCRIPTION:by QFT and Geometry Summer School as part of QFT and Geometry\
n\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/9/
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SUMMARY:Nikolay Bobev (Leuven)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200820T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200820T170000Z
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UID:QFTandGeo/10
DESCRIPTION:Title: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Higher-Derivative Supergravity in AdS
_4 Holography\nby Nikolay Bobev (Leuven) as part of QFT and Geometry\n
\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/10/
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SUMMARY:Alba Grassi (SCGP/ETH)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200903T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200903T170000Z
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UID:QFTandGeo/11
DESCRIPTION:by Alba Grassi (SCGP/ETH) as part of QFT and Geometry\n\nAbstr
act: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/11/
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SUMMARY:Gabi Zafrir (Milano)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200917T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200917T170000Z
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UID:QFTandGeo/12
DESCRIPTION:Title: An N=1 Lagrangian for an N=3 SCFT\nby Gabi Zafrir (Milano) as part
of QFT and Geometry\n\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/12/
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SUMMARY:Greg Moore (Rutgers)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201001T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201001T170000Z
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UID:QFTandGeo/13
DESCRIPTION:Title: Cecotti-Vafa Flavored Cones\nby Greg Moore (Rutgers) as part of QFT
and Geometry\n\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/13/
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SUMMARY:Hee-Cheol Kim (POSTECH)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201015T130000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201015T140000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: 3d Topological Phases from M-theory (note unusual time!)\nby Hee-Ch
eol Kim (POSTECH) as part of QFT and Geometry\n\n\nAbstract\nI will presen
t a novel M-theoretic approach of constructing 3d topological phases by es
tablishing a correspondence between 3d topological field theories and non-
hyperbolic 3-manifolds. In this construction\, the topological phases emer
ge as macroscopic world-volume theories of M5-branes wrapped around certai
n types of non-hyperbolic 3-manifolds. I will introduce a systematic algor
ithm for identifying the emergent topological phases from topological data
of the non-hyperbolic 3-manifolds\, and show that using this construction
all the known unitary bosonic TQFTs up to rank 4 can be geometrically rea
lized.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/14/
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SUMMARY:Emily Nardoni (UCLA)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201112T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201112T170000Z
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UID:QFTandGeo/15
DESCRIPTION:Title: From SU(N) Seiberg-Witten Theory to Adjoint QCD\nby Emily Nardoni (
UCLA) as part of QFT and Geometry\n\n\nAbstract\nStandard lore suggests th
at four-dimensional SU(N) gauge theory with 2 massless adjoint Weyl fermio
ns ("adjoint QCD") flows to a phase with confinement and chiral symmetry b
reaking. In this talk\, I will describe how to obtain adjoint QCD from SU(
N) Seiberg-Witten theory by deforming the latter with a soft supersymmetry
-breaking mass for the adjoint scalars. I will show how qualitative featur
es of the expected adjoint QCD phase are captured semi-classically using a
Lagrangian that originates from the multi-monopole points of Seiberg-Witt
en theory upon soft SUSY-breaking. This Lagrangian also suggests the exist
ence of intermediate phases\, separated by first order phase transitions\,
that interpolate between the Coulomb phase of Seiberg-Witten theory and t
he confining\, chiral symmetry breaking phase expected for adjoint QCD.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/15/
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SUMMARY:Fei Yan (Rutgers)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201029T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201029T170000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Protected spin characters\, link invariants and exact WKB\nby Fei Y
an (Rutgers) as part of QFT and Geometry\n\n\nAbstract\nIn this talk I wil
l describe the construction of a new link "invariant" (with possible wall-
crossing behaviors) for links L in a 3-manifold M\, where M is a surface t
imes the real line. This construction computes familiar link invariants in
a new way\, furthermore it unifies that computation with the computation
of (framed) protected spin characters counting ground states with spin for
supersymmetric line defects in 4d N=2 theories of class-S. I will also me
ntion possible extensions to general 3-manifolds M that admit a triangulat
ion with tetrahedrons. Finally I will describe some applications of this c
onstruction\, in particular to a possible extension of the exact WKB metho
d in 4d N=2 theories. This talk is based on past and ongoing work with And
rew Neitzke\, as well as ongoing work with Gregory Moore and Andrew Neitzk
e.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/16/
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SUMMARY:Mini-Workshop QFT and Geometry
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201203T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201203T193000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210419T091534Z
UID:QFTandGeo/17
DESCRIPTION:Title: Mini-Workshop QFT and Geometry\nby Mini-Workshop QFT and Geometry
as part of QFT and Geometry\n\n\nAbstract\nhttps://sites.google.com/view/
qftandgeometryseminars/mini-workshop\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/17/
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SUMMARY:Craig Lawrie (University of Pennsylvania)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201210T170000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201210T180000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: 4d N=2 SCFTs from 6d (1\,0) on T^2 and Class S\nby Craig Lawrie (Un
iversity of Pennsylvania) as part of QFT and Geometry\n\n\nAbstract\nI wil
l compare two constructions of 4d N=2 SCFTs from 6d: compactifying (2\,0)
SCFTs on a punctured Riemann surface\, and compactifying (1\,0) SCFTs on a
torus. We find that every theory obtained from compactifying the (2\,0) t
heories on a three punctured sphere\, with one simple puncture\, can be al
ternatively realized by a torus compactification of a (1\,0) SCFT. The 6d
(1\,0) SCFTs of relevance are all Higgs branch RG-flows/complex structure
deformations of conformal matter and this structure is replicated via Coul
omb branch flows amongst the resulting 4d theories. I will discuss the geo
metric construction of 6d (1\,0) SCFTs and how to determine the central ch
arges and global symmetries of the torus compactification\; the necessary
data to match to the class S formulation. Finally\, I will explicitly desc
ribe the overlap between the two constructions.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/18/
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SUMMARY:Mini-Workshop QFT and Geometry
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201204T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201204T193000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210419T091534Z
UID:QFTandGeo/19
DESCRIPTION:Title: Mini-Workshop QFT and Geometry\nby Mini-Workshop QFT and Geometry
as part of QFT and Geometry\n\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/19/
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SUMMARY:Elli Pomoni (DESY)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210114T170000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210114T180000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210419T091534Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Type-B Anomalies on the Higgs Branch\nby Elli Pomoni (DESY) as part
of QFT and Geometry\n\n\nAbstract\nIn this talk we will study type-B conf
ormal anomalies associated with 1/2-BPS Coulomb-branch operators in 4D N=2
SCFTs. We will derive the\nconditions under which these anomalies can mat
ch across the conformal phase and the Higgs phase\, and explicitly see the
m at work in concrete\nexamples of both matching and non-matching. On the
one hand matching leads to a new class of data on the Higgs branch of 4D N
=2 SCFTs that are exactly computable. On the other\, non-matching imposes
novel restrictions on the holonomy of the conformal manifold.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/20/
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SUMMARY:Davide Gaiotto (Perimeter)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210128T170000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210128T180000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210419T091534Z
UID:QFTandGeo/21
DESCRIPTION:Title: Vertex operators and screening charges as gauge-invariant brane interse
ctions in twisted M-theory.\nby Davide Gaiotto (Perimeter) as part of
QFT and Geometry\n\n\nAbstract\nI will discuss my work on the \\Omega-defo
rmation of brane\nintersections in M-theory and its relation to vertex alg
ebras.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/21/
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SUMMARY:Kazuya Yonekura (Tohoku)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210211T150000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210211T160000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210419T091534Z
UID:QFTandGeo/22
DESCRIPTION:Title: Topological violation of global symmetries in quantum gravity\nby K
azuya Yonekura (Tohoku) as part of QFT and Geometry\n\n\nAbstract\nWe disc
uss a topological reason why global symmetries are not conserved in quantu
m gravity\, at least when the symmetry comes from compactification of a hi
gher form symmetry. The mechanism is purely topological and does not requi
re any explicit breaking term in the UV Lagrangian. Local current conserva
tion does not imply global charge conservation in a sum over geometries in
the path integral. We explicitly consider the shift symmetry of an axion-
like field which originates from the compactification of a p-form gauge fi
eld. Our topological construction is motivated by the brane/black-brane co
rrespondence\, brane instantons\, and an idea that virtual black branes of
a simple kind may be realized by surgery on spacetime manifolds.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/22/
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SUMMARY:Du Pei (Harvard)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210225T170000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210225T180000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210419T091534Z
UID:QFTandGeo/23
DESCRIPTION:Title: On the compactification of 6d theories\nby Du Pei (Harvard) as part
of QFT and Geometry\n\n\nAbstract\nThe existence of quantum field theorie
s in higher dimensions leads to many interesting predictions in physics an
d mathematics. In this talk\, I will discuss some general features that ar
ise when a 6d theory is compactified on a d-dimensional manifold\, focusin
g on the interplay between symmetries\, anomalies\, and dynamics of the re
sulting (6-d)-dimensional theory.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/23/
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SUMMARY:Mario Martone (SCGP)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210311T170000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210311T180000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Geometric constraints on the space of 4d theories\nby Mario Martone
(SCGP) as part of QFT and Geometry\n\n\nAbstract\nThe geometry of the mod
uli space of four dimensional superconformal theories is uniquely constrai
ned by complex \ngeometry and it thus represents an ideal set up for a bot
tom up classification program. Recently\, great progress has been made\nin
relating the geometric data to the field theoretic one. I will provide an
update on the program\, explain these new results and \noutline a variety
of open questions.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/24/
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SUMMARY:Dalimil Mazac (IAS)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210325T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210325T170000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210419T091534Z
UID:QFTandGeo/25
DESCRIPTION:Title: Sharp Boundaries for the Swampland\nby Dalimil Mazac (IAS) as part
of QFT and Geometry\n\n\nAbstract\nI will discuss the problem of bounding
higher derivative couplings in consistent weakly coupled gravitational the
ories. The starting point will be general assumptions about analyticity an
d Regge growth of the S-matrix. Higher derivative couplings are expected t
o be of order one in the units of the UV cutoff. Our approach justifies th
is expectation and allows us to prove precise bounds on the order one coef
ficients. I will explain that the notorious difficulties presented by the
graviton pole can be overcome by measuring couplings at small impact param
eter\, rather than in the forward limit. I will illustrate the method in t
heories containing a massless scalar coupled to gravity\, and in theories
with maximal supersymmetry. My talk will be based on https://arxiv.org/pdf
/2102.08951.pdf\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/25/
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SUMMARY:Nikita Nekrasov (SCGP)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210422T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210422T170000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210419T091534Z
UID:QFTandGeo/26
DESCRIPTION:by Nikita Nekrasov (SCGP) as part of QFT and Geometry\n\nAbstr
act: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/26/
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SUMMARY:Marcos Marino (Geneva)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210506T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210506T170000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210419T091534Z
UID:QFTandGeo/27
DESCRIPTION:by Marcos Marino (Geneva) as part of QFT and Geometry\n\nAbstr
act: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/27/
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BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Shamit Kachru (Stanford)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210408T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210408T170000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210419T091534Z
UID:QFTandGeo/28
DESCRIPTION:Title: K3 metrics from string theory\nby Shamit Kachru (Stanford) as part
of QFT and Geometry\n\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/QFTandGeo/28/
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