Program
Geometric Aspects of (2,2) Field theories
Student No.:40
Time:Mon & Wed 17:05-18:40, Oct.8-Dec.12
Instructor:Mauricio Romo  
Place:Conference Room 3, Jin Chun Yuan West Bldg.
Starting Date:2018-10-8
Ending Date:2018-12-12

Description:
Two dimensional (2,2) supersymmetric theories have played a major role in mathematical physics, in the last years. For instance, they are key in our understanding of mirror symmetry. The aim of this course is to introduce the basic aspects of (2,2) theories and some modern developments. The latter includes, but no limited to, mirror symmetry, Seiberg-like dualities, nonperturbative results and boundary conditions (D-branes). In this course we will mainly adopt the physics or field theoretic point of view but we will constantly draw parallels and show how the results find a natural place in geometry and other branches of pure mathematics.


Prerequisite:
Quantum Field Theory. Some basic algebraic geometry is helpful but not mandatory.


Reference:
[1] K. Hori et al. "Mirror Symmetry" Vol. 1
[2] V. Pestun and M. Zabzine, eds., "Localization Techniques in Quantum Field Theory" arXiv: 1608.02952;
[3] Original research papers and other references will be given during the course.