Supersymmetric Quantum Field Theory and Mathematics
There is a long history of fruitful interplay between the study of supersymmetric quantum field theories and topics in contemporary pure mathematics. In recent years this interface has been extremely productive, with points of contact including topics such as (but not exclusive to) vertex algebras, symplectic singularities/moduli spaces of vacua and their quantisations, geometric representation theory and the affine Grassmannian, algebras of BPS states, and modular forms/supersymmetric indices.
The workshop on Supersymmetric Quantum Field Theory and Mathematics will bring together both established experts and younger academics from a diverse array of research backgrounds with an interest in the mathematical-physical nexus. It will provide an opportunity for researchers from these different fields to discuss novel results, identify targets for collaborative effort, and exchange ideas for possible future progress in this promising research area. All of this is to be set against the backdrop of the medieval town of Pollica in Southwestern Italy (Cilento region). The workshop is scheduled for the dates of 11th to 22nd of September 2023.
Location: The workshop will take place in Castello dei Principi Capano, see the map for also nearby restaurant suggestions.
To get a feeling of the venue and spirit of the workshops, please watch the following promotional video featuring images of the workshop venue and of the town of Pollica from the 2019 Pollica Summer Workshop on “Mathematical and Geometric Tools for Conformal Field Theories".
Scientific and organizing committee:
Christopher Beem, University of Oxford, UK
Mario Martone, King's College London, UK
Leonardo Rastelli, Stony Brook University, USA
Shlomo Razamat, Technion, Israel