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15.11.2018 (Thursday)

Free Field Realizations from the Higgs Branch

Regular Seminar Carlo Meneghelli (Oxford)

at:
14:00 QMW
room G O Jones 610
abstract:

To any four-dimensional N=2 super-conformal field theory (SCFT) one can canonically associate a two-dimensional vertex operator algebra (VOA). This provides a powerful framework for the analysis of SCFTs and leads to surprising predictions for a large new class of VOAs. In this talk I will present remarkable free field realizations of the relevant VOAs which mirror the effective field theory description of the corresponding four dimensional theory on the Higgs branch of its moduli space of vacua.

25.10.2017 (Wednesday)

Chiral Algebras for four dimensional N=4 SCFT

Regular Seminar Carlo Meneghelli (Oxford)

at:
13:15 KCL
room K4.31
abstract:

Any four dimensional N=2 superconformal field theory (SCFT) contains a subsector of local operator which is isomorphic to a two dimensional chiral algebra. If the 4d theory possesses N=3 or N= 4 superconformal symmetry, the corresponding chiral algebra is an extension the N=2 or (small) N=4 super-Virasoro algebra respectively. In this talk I will present some results on the classification of N=4 chiral algebras and discuss if they can correspond to a 4d theory.