Free field realization from the Higgs branch


  • Data: 19 febbraio 2020 dalle 15:15 alle 16:15

  • Luogo: Aula Teorici, piano 2, via Irnerio 46, Bologna

Abstract: To any four-dimensional N=2 super-conformal field theory (SCFT) one can canonically associate a  two-dimensional  vertex operator algebra (VOA). This provides a powerful framework for the analysis of SCFTs and leads to surprising predictions for a large new class of VOAs. In this talk I will present remarkable free field realizations of the relevant VOAs which mirror the effective field theory description of the corresponding four dimensional theory on the Higgs branch of its moduli space of vacua.


  • Dr Carlo Meneghelli (Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford)