16.11.2016 (Wednesday)

Vertex operator algebras from four-dimensional SCFTs

Regular Seminar Christopher Beem (Oxford University)

13:15 KCL
room G01 Norfolk Building

I will review the recently exposed connection between N=2 superconformal field theories in four dimensions and vertex operator algebras (VOAs). I will outline some general features of the VOAs that arise in this manner and describe the manner in which they reflect four-dimensional operations such as gauging and Higgsing. Time permitting, I will also touch on the modular properties of characters of these VOAs.