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SUMMARY:Supersymmetric Localization and Exact Results
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20180716T063000Z
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DESCRIPTION:\n\nOrganising Committee Elli Pomoni(DESY) Bruno Le Floch (
Princeton University) and Masahito Yamazaki (Kavli IPMU\, University of To
kyo)\n\nScientific Committee: Vasily Pestun (IHES)\, Silviu Pufu (Princeto
n University)\, Joerg Teschner (DESY)\n\nThe Summer school on "Supersymmet
ric Localization and Exact Results" will be held at the Institut des Haute
s Etudes Scientifiques (IHES) from July 16 to July 27\, 2018. IHES is loca
ted in Bures-sur-Yvette\, south of Paris (40 minutes by train from Paris).
\n\nThis school is open to everybody but intended primarily for young part
icipants\, including PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.\n\n\n\nSignifi
cant progress has been made in the study of gauge theories in the last dec
ade. Thanks to the discovery of novel techniques and especially supersymme
tric localization\, the field now possesses a plethora of exact results th
at previously seemed unreachable.\n\nStarting with the work of Nekrasov wh
o computed the instanton partition function for N=2 theories in four dimen
sions\, Pestun computed the exact partition function on a four-sphere for
theories with N=2 supersymmetry. Shortly after the partition functions as
well as other observables in various spacetime dimensions and compact mani
folds were computed.\n\nOur school aims in deepening the understanding of
current results and at investigating which of our current methods are tran
sferable to theories with less supersymmetry\, as well as trying to increa
se the list of possible observables that are computable via localization.\
n\nEach week will feature three or four speakers giving one lecture per da
y. During the first week\, in addition to these three one hour and a half
lectures there will be discussion and homework sessions in the afternoon.
During the second week\, some of the lectures will be replaced by talks on
more advanced topics.\n\n\n\nThe main lectures will cover the following t
opics:\n\n\nWeek 1: Introduction to localization\, Localization of instant
ons and Exact results on 4d N=2 theories\n\nWeek 2: Topological strings
and matrix models\, M5 brane compactifications and Zamolodchikov metric an
d tt^* equation\n\nAdvanced talks week 2: Chiral algebras\, N=1 localizati
on\, Localization with boundaries\, line operators\, surface operators\, r
elations to CFT and integrable systems\n\n\nINVITED SPEAKERS:\n\nWeek 1: 1
h30 per topic per day\n Francesco Benini(SISSA\n Guido Fes
tuccia (Uppsala)\n Wolfger Peelaers(Rutgers)\n\nAdvanced talk in w
eek 1: 2-3 hours\n Seiji Terashima (Kyoto)\n\nWeek 2: 1h30 per top
ic per day\n Zohar Komargodski (Stony Brook)\n Maxim Zabzi
ne (Uppsala)\n\nAdvanced talks in the second week: 2-3 hours each\n
Nikita Nekrasov (Simons Center)\n Takuya Okuda (Tokyo)\n
Balt van Rees (Durham)\n \n\n\nSome funding is available for young par
ticipants (more info at the bottom of the page)\n\n\nWith the support of\n
\n\n\n \n\nhttps://indico.math.cnrs.fr/event/3026/
LOCATION:IHÉS Marilyn and James Simons Conference Center
URL:https://indico.math.cnrs.fr/event/3026/
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