29.03.2021 (Monday)

Lonti: A crash course on the superconformal index

Regular Seminar Costis Papageorgakis (QMUL)

11:15 Other
room Online

This is the live session included as part of the LonTI lecture on the Superconformal Index. Please register at https://lonti.weebly.com/registration.html to receive joining instructions for this live session which will be held via Zoom. The superconformal index is a very useful tool that allows us to probe the protected spectrum of a superconformal field theory (SCFT). After a brief review of the construction of unitary irreducible representations of the superconformal algebra, I will then motivate and give its definition for generic SCFTs before specialising to 4D N=2. Special limits of the index with additional supersymmetry, as well as applications will also be discussed. No prior knowledge of the topic is required.