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Joint Seminar

This a joint online video seminar series on theoretical and mathematical physics organized together by the ASC and the universities of Heidelberg and Vienna via a BigBlueButton interface.

It will take place on Mondays at 15:15.

If you are interested to participate, please send an email toIlka Brunner.

12.04. Shota Komatsu (CERN) "Three tales of de Sitter"
Based on works (to appear) with Lorenzo Di Pietro (Trieste) and Victor Gorbenko (Stanford). I will discuss several novel perspectives on quantum field theory in de Sitter spacetime and dS/CFT. The topics to be discussed include 1. Description of the dual CFT that directly produces the late-time correlation functions (rather than the wave functions). 2. New connection to theories in AdS. 3. Unitarity and analyticity of the late-time correlation functions.

19.04. Francesco Benini (SISSA)
26.04. Mathew Bullimore(Durham U., Dept. of Math.)
03.05. Miguel Montero(Harvard U., Phys. Dept.)

Past seminars winter 2020
01.02. Andrea Brini "Quantum geometry and physics of Looijenga pairs"
25.01. Simeon Hellerman "The Large Quantum Number Expansion: Some Recent Developments"
11.01. Kasia Rejzner "BV-BFV formalism in perturbative AQFT"
14.12. Dmitri Bykov "Sigma models as Gross-Neveu models"
07.12. Susanne Reffert (U. Bern) "The large charge expansion"
16.11. Owen Gwilliam (U. of Massachusetts) "Centers of higher enveloping algebras and bulk-boundary systems"
09.11. Ilka Brunner (LMU) "Flow Defects and Phases of gauged linear sigma models"
02.11. Mathias Traube (MPI Munich) "Cardy Algebras, Sewing-Constraints and String-Nets"
26.10. Theo Johnson-Freyd (Perimeter) "3+1d topological orders with (only) an emergent fermion"
19.10. Chris Beem (Oxford U.) "Hall-Littlewood Chiral Rings and Derived Higgs Branches"
12.10. Ezra Getzler (Northwestern U.) "Gluing local gauge conditions in BV quantum field theory

Past seminars summer 2020

20.07. Thorsten Schimannek (Vienna U.) "The quantum geometry of genus one fibered Calabi-Yau threefolds"
13.07. Thomas Creutzig (Alberta) "Algebraic blow-up"
29.06. Alberto Cattaneo (Zurich) "Hamilton-Jacobi and Quantum Chern-Simons on Cylinders"
22.06 Simone Noja (Como) "On Some Global and Local Problems in Supergeometry"
15.06. Tomas Prochazka (LMU) "Grassmannian VOAs"
08.06. Ingmar Saberi (Heidelberg) "Holomorphic field theories and higher symmetries"
25.05. Christoph Chiaffrino (LMU) “Planar Quantum A-Infinity Algebras”
18.05. Nils Carqueville (Vienna) “An introduction to functorial TQFT with defects”
11.05. Ivo Sachs (LMU) "From BV to string theory and back"