QFT and Geometry Seminars

An online seminar series

Zoom-webinar series on Quantum Field Theories and Geometry.

Seminars take place twice a month (fortnightly), Thursdays at 5pm (London), 12noon (Eastern), 9am (Western) (local times).

Seminars are recorded and available on the youtube channel: youtube

Winter Conference 2022 in Aspen: https://sites.google.com/view/geometryqftaspen2022/home

Summer School 2020: https://sites.google.com/view/qftandgeometrysummerschool/home

List of Seminars:

  • April 16, 2020, 4pm UTC, Zohar Komargodski (SCGP), "The High Temperature Limit of Quantum Field Theory"

  • April 30, 2020, 4pm UTC, Ken Intriligator (UCSD), "Higher Symmetry and Anomalies in 4d and 6d QFTs"

  • May 14, 2020, 4pm UTC, Cumrun Vafa (Harvard), "Cobordism Classes, Baby Universes and the Swampland"

  • May 28, 2020, 4pm UTC, Clay Cordova (Chicago), "Line Defect Quantum Numbers and Anomalies"

  • June 11, 2020, 4pm UTC, Nathan Seiberg (IAS), "Continuum Quantum Field Theories for Fractons"

  • June 25, 2020, 4pm UTC, Atish Dabholkar (ICTP), "Three Avatars of Mock Modularity"

  • July 9, 2020, 4pm UTC, Irene Valenzuela (Harvard), "Nothing is certain in string compactifications"

  • July 16, 2020, 4pm UTC, Natalie Paquette (Caltech), "Koszul duality in field theory & holography"

  • July 23, 2020, 4pm UTC, Abhijit Gadde (TIFR), "Modularity of supersymmetric partition functions"

  • August 6, 2020, 4pm UTC, Tudor Dimofte (UCDavis/Edinburgh), "Holomorphic twists and boundary vertex algebras"

  • August 20, 2020, 4pm UTC, Nikolay Bobev (Leuven), "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Higher-Derivative Supergravity in AdS_4 Holography"

  • September 3, 2020, 4pm UTC, Alba Grassi (SCGP/ETH), "Black Hole Quasinormal Modes and Seiberg-Witten Theory"

  • September 17, 2020, 4pm UTC, Gabi Zafrir (Milano), "An N=1 Lagrangian for an N=3 SCFT"

  • October 1, 2020, 4pm UTC, Greg Moore (Rutgers), "Cecotti-Vafa Flavored Cones"

  • October 15, 2020, 1pm UTC, Hee-Cheol Kim (POSTECH), "3d Topological Phases from M-theory"

  • October 29, 2020, 4pm UTC, Fei Yan (Rutgers), "Protected spin characters, link invariants and exact WKB"

  • November 12, 2020, 4pm UTC, Emily Nardoni (UCLA), "From SU(N) Seiberg-Witten Theory to Adjoint QCD"

  • December 3 and 4, 2020, Mini-Workshop: "Recent Advances in QFT and Geometry"

  • December 10, 2020, 12 noon Eastern, Craig Lawrie (UPenn), "4d N=2 SCFTs from 6d (1,0) on T2 and Class S"

  • January 14, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Elli Pomoni (Desy), "Type-B Anomalies on the Higgs Branch"

  • January 28, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Davide Gaiotto (Perimeter), "Vertex operators and screening charges as gauge-invariant brane intersections in twisted M-theory. "

  • February 11, 2021, 10am Eastern, Kazuya Yonekura (Tohoku), "Topological violation of global symmetries in quantum gravity"

  • February 25, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Du Pei (Harvard), "On the compactification of 6d theories"

  • March 11, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Mario Martone (SCGP), "Geometric constraints on the space of 4d theories"

  • March 25, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Dalimil Mazac (IAS), "Sharp Boundaries for the Swampland"

  • April 8, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Shamit Kachru (Stanford)

  • April 22, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Saebyeok Jeong (Rutgers), "Intersecting defects in gauge theory"

  • May 6, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Marcos Marino (Geneva), "Peacock patterns, or how to get integer invariants from perturbative series"

  • May 20, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Miguel Montero (Harvard), "Non-invertible global symmetries and completeness of the spectrum"

  • June 3, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Michele Del Zotto (Uppsala), "Geometric Engineering and Correspondences"

  • June 10, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Edward Witten (IAS), "Black Hole Thermodynamics, Then and Now"

  • July 8, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Justin Kaidi (SCGP), "Obstructions to Gapped Boundaries in (2+1)d TQFT"

  • August 5, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Mina Aganagic (Berkeley), "Knot Homology from Mirror Symmetry"

  • September 2, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Constantin Teleman (Berkeley), "Topological gauge theory in 2 and 3 dimension"

  • September 16, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Lakshya Bhardwaj (Oxford), "An Overview of the Recent Developments in 5d SCFTs Using Surface Geometries"

  • September 30, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Jerome Gauntlett (Imperial), TBA

  • October 14, 2021, 12 noon Eastern, Daniel Robbins (Albany), TBA

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  • Ibou Bah (Johns Hopkins)

  • Jonathan Heckman (UPenn)

  • Ken Intriligator (UCSD)

  • Sara Pasquetti (Milano Bicocca)

  • Shlomo Razamat (Technion)

  • Sakura Schafer-Nameki (Oxford)

  • Alessandro Tomasiello (Milano Bicocca)