Henry Liu

Learning Seminar on Conformal Field Theory (Fall 2019)

The goal of this seminar is to understand various aspects of conformal field theory from a mathematical perspective.

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Plan/References

The initial plan is to start with some foundations, from the following sources:

We will spend some time on (Virasoro) minimal models and Liouville theory. Then the plan is to cover aspects of WZW theory, (mainly?) following

Later we may go through topics including W-algebras, the AGT correspondence, relation to geometric Langlands, and moonshine.

Schedule

Tues Sep 17 Organizational meeting
Tues Sep 24 Konstantin Aleshkin
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