MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Ana Ros Camacho (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche)
Title: Matrix factorizations and the Landau-Ginzburg/conformal field theory correspondence
Date: Tue, Oct 27, 2015, 13:15 - 14:45
Place: Seminar Room A
Abstract: in this talk we will review the Landau-Ginzburg/conformal field theory correspondence, a result conjectured in the physics literature around late 80's and early 90's which in particular relates categories of representations of vertex operator algebras and categories of matrix factorizations - but which to date lacks a precise mathematical conjecture. We will present some recent progress in this topic, based on joint work with N. Carqueville, R. Newton and I. Runkel.