A fruitful and exciting research direction in theoretical high energy physics realizes interesting connections among string theories, supersymmetric gauge theories in various dimensions, and modern techniques in geometry and topology. While such relations have been known for a rather long time, a lot of progress has been made in the last few years in describing and analyzing supersymmetric gauge theories quantitatively. In particular, novel supersymmetric localization techniques offer methods to exactly compute partition and correlation functions in supersymmetric gauge theories. The functions derived in this way often enjoy far-reaching interpretations both in gauge and in string theory, describing wall-crossing phenomena, capturing quantum-corrected metrics of moduli spaces, or realizing gen erating functions of BPS invariants in string and/or gauge theory. Furthermore, such partition/correlation functions often exhibit non-trivial modular properties and/or capture indexes relevant in enumerative geometry. As a consequence, the obtained results offer intriguing and sometimes unexpected connections to aspects in algebraic and differential geometry, representation theory, and number theory.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts covering various aspects of this broad and even interdisciplinary topic, so as to share recent insights and to discuss the perspectives of this fast-developing research field.
The workshop is planned for two weeks from July 10 to July 22, 2017. The idea is to have about two talks a day (i.e., a total of twenty talks), such that there is sufficient time for private discussions and collaborations among the participants.
This program is supported jointly by CERN and by the Korean government as part of the CERN-Korea Collaboration.
Registration: The activities of the Institute are open to everyone. However attendance is limited so that there won't be more than 25-30 people being present at a given time. This is why application via this web site and approval is mandatory, the deadline being April 30.
Invited participants will be automatically approved. The remaining applicants will be reviewed early May and notified shortly thereafter.
We have booked 30 rooms at the hostel, please state your accommodation preferences when registering. There is no registration fee.
Organisers : Wolfgang Lerche (CERN, local organizer), Cyril Closset (CERN, local organizer), Hans Jockers (University of Bonn, Germany), Bumsig Kim (KIAS, South Korea), Sungjay Lee (KIAS, South Korea), Piljin Yi (KIAS, South Korea)
Participants: Jin-Beom Bae, Nikolay Bobev, Kim Bumsig, Jinwon Choi, Stefano Cremonesi, Marcos Crichigno, Lorenzo Di Pietro, Nima Doroud, Sergey Galkin, Dongwook Ghim, James Gray, Rajesh Gupta, Jockers Hans, Masazumi Honda, Shamit Kachru, Amir-Kian Kashani-Poor, Nakwoo Kim, Heeyeon Kim, Albrecht Klemm, Johanna Knapp, Sangmin Lee, Sungjay Lee, Seung Joo Lee, Hyenho Lho, Guglielmo Lockhart, Dario Martelli, Greg Moore, Sameer Murthy, Sara Pasquetti, Valentin Reys, Mauricio Romo, Matthieu Sarkis, Antonio Sciarappa, Rak-Kyeong Seong, Itamar Shamir, Jaewon Song, Bogdan Stefanski, Brian Willett, Fengjun Xu, Piljin Yi, Youngbin Yun