APEC Seminar (Astronomy - Particle Physics - Experimental Physics - Cosmology)

Speaker: Niklas Garner (University of Washington)
Title: VOAs and Twisted Chern-Simons-Matter TQFTs
Date (JST): Thu, Jan 26, 2023, 14:15 - 15:15
Place: Zoom
Abstract: The rich interplay between three-dimensional topological quantum field theories (TQFTs) and vertex operator algebras (VOAs) has been a useful bridge to understanding aspects of both subjects. In this talk, I will describe some consequences of this relationship and will highlight new instances of this phenomenon arising from topologically twisted 3d N=4 gauge theories coupled to Chern-Simons gauge fields.