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11-22 August 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

Curved Space Supersymmetry and the Partition Function

11 Aug 2014, 14:00
4/3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4/3-006 - TH Conference Room


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Cyril Closset (Simons Center)


The study of supersymmetric quantum field theories on compact manifolds has led to a plethora of new exact results in recent years. One of the simplest observable in this context is the supersymmetric partition function on a manifold M, Z_M, which can often be computed exactly. In the case of theories with four supercharges in flat space, I will explain some general properties of Z_M which can be understood on general ground. This understanding explains many properties of previously obtained localization results and makes sharp predictions for future computations.

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