QFT for Mathematicians

Conference Date: 
Monday, June 17, 2019 (All day) to Friday, June 28, 2019 (All day)
Pirsa Collection: 
Scientific Areas: 
Mathematical Physics

 

In recent decades, interaction between mathematics and quantum field theory has proven to be fertile for both fields. However, differences in language, training, and perspective have significantly hampered effective communication between the two parties.  The aim of this workshop is to tear down this wall, and help mathematicians to learn the way physicists think about QFT and eventually ``speak'' QFT fluently.   We will present short courses in and around effective field theory, algebra of quantum observables, supersymmetric field theory, topological twists, dualities, boundary conditions, and extended defects with a strong focus on the relevant examples.

Main Lecture Series

  1. factorization algebras and the general structure of QFT (Kevin Costello & Philsang Yoo)
  2. supersymmetric quantum mechanics and all that (Mathew Bullimore)
  3. boundary conditions and extended defects (Tudor Dimofte & Davide Gaiotto)
  4. supersymmetric field theory and topological twists (Si Li)


Due to overwhelming response, registration for this event is now closed.

  • Mathew Bullimore, Durham University
  • Dylan Butson, Perimeter Institute
  • Kevin Costello, Perimeter Institute
  • Tudor Dimofte, University of California, Davis
  • Chris Elliott, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques
  • Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute
  • Justin Hilburn, University of Pennsylvania
  • Theo Johnson-Freyd, Perimeter Institute
  • Si Li, Tsinghua University
  • Natalie Paquette, California Institute of Technology
  • Du Pei, California institute of Technology
  • Philsang Yoo, Yale University
  • Benjamin Albert, Perimeter Institute
  • Daniel Berwick-Evans, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Francis Bischoff, University of Toronto
  • Sara Bojojevic, Perimeter Institute
  • Jennifer Brown, University of California, Davis
  • Kasia Budzik, Perimeter Institute
  • Pierre Clavier, University of Potsdam
  • Ivan Danilenko, Columbia University
  • Arun Debray, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Richard Derryberry, Perimeter Institute & University of Toronto
  • Gurbir Dhillon, Stanford University
  • Andrea Ferrari, University of Oxford
  • Laurent Freidel, Perimeter Institute
  • Michael Friedmann, Universityof Arizona
  • Tobias Fritz, Perimeter Institute
  • Benjamin Gammage, University of California, Berkeley
  • Niklas Garner, University of California, Davis
  • Marco Gualtieri, University of Toronto
  • Zhengping Gui, Tsinghua University
  • Sam Gunningham, University of Edinburgh
  • John Huerta. University of Lisbon
  • Saebyeok Jeong, Stony Brook University
  • Masoud Khalkhali, Western University
  • Justin Kulp, Perimeter Institute
  • James LaDouce, Boston University
  • Ji Hoon Lee, Perimeter Institute
  • Elise LePage, Perimeter Institute
  • Henry Liu, Columbia University
  • Diego Lopez, University of Potsdam
  • Raeez Lorgat, Perimeter Institute
  • Matilde Marcolli, Perimeter Institute, University of Toronto & California Institute of Technology
  • Cameron Marcott, University of Waterloo
  • Carl McTague, University of Rochester
  • Sebastian Mizera, Perimeter Institute
  • Sayed Faroogh Moosavian, Perimeter Institute
  • Benedict Morrissey, University of Pennsylvania
  • Alexander Otto, Perimeter Institute
  • Pranav Pandit, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
  • Sylvie Paycha, University of Potsdam
  • Matej Penciak, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Jason Quinones, University of Arizona
  • Surya Raghavendran, Perimeter Institute
  • Sam Raskin, University of Texas at Austin
  • Sebastian Schulz, University of Texas at Austin
  • German Stefanich, University of California, Berkeley
  • Minghao Wang, Tsinghua University
  • Alexander Weekes, Perimeter Institute
  • Dawn Wise, University of Arizona
  • Jingxiang Wu, Perimeter Institute
  • Matthew Yu, Perimeter Institute
  • Lucy Liuxuan Zhang, University of Toronto
  • Yehao Zhou, Perimeter Institute

Monday, June 17, 2019

Time

Event

Location

8:30 – 8:55am

Registration

Reception

8:55 – 9:00am

Ben Webster, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Theater

9:00 – 10:30am

Philsang Yoo, Yale University
Lecture 1:  Factorization Algebras and the General Structure of QFT

Theater

10:30-11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:30pm

Mathew Bullimore, Durham University
Lecture 1:  Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics and All That

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

2:00 – 4:00pm

Exercises

Bob Room
Space Room

4:00 – 5:00pm

Theo Johnson Freyd, Perimeter Institute
TA Session:  0d QFT and Feynman diagrams

Space Room

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 10:30am

Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute
Lecture 1:  Boundary Conditions and Extended Defects

Theater

10:30-11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:30pm

Kevin Costello, Perimeter Institute
Lecture 2:  Factorization Algebras and the General Structure of QFT

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

2:00 – 4:00pm

Exercises

Bob Room
Space Room

4:00 – 5:00pm

TA Session

Bob Room
Space Room

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 10:30am

Philsang Yoo, Yale University
Lecture 3:  Factorization Algebras and the General Structure of QFT

Theater

10:30-11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:30pm

Mathew Bullimore, Durham University
Lecture 2:  Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics and All That

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

2:00 – 4:00pm

Exercises

Bob Room
Space Room

4:00 – 5:00pm

TA Session

Bob Room
Space Room

 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 10:30am

Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute
Lecture 2:  Boundary Conditions and Extended Defects

Theater

10:30-11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:30pm

Kevin Costello, Perimeter Institute
Lecture 4:  Factorization Algebras and the General Structure of QFT

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

2:00 – 4:00pm

Exercises

Bob Room
Space Room

4:00 – 5:00pm

TA Session

Bob Room
Space Room

5:00pm onwards

BBQ

Bistro – 2nd Floor

 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 10:30am

Si Li, Tsinghua University
Lecture 1:  Supersymmetric Field Theory and Topological Twists

Theater

10:30-11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:30pm

Mathew Bullimore, Durham University
Lecture 3:  Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics and All That

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

2:00 – 4:00pm

Exercises

Bob Room
Space Room

4:00 – 5:00pm

TA Session

Bob Room
Space Room

 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 10:30am

Tudor Dimofte, University of California, Davis
Lecture 3:  Boundary Conditions and Extended Defects

Theater

10:30-11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:30pm

Philsang Yoo, Yale University
Lecture 5:  Factorization Algebras and the General Structure of QFT

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

2:00 – 4:00pm

Exercises

Bob Room
Space Room

4:00 – 5:00pm

Chris Elliott, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques
TA Session:  Representations of spin groups and classification of twists

Space Room

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 10:30am

Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute
Lecture 4:  Boundary Conditions and Extended Defects

Theater

10:30-11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:30pm

Si Li, Tsinghua University
Lecture 2:  Supersymmetric Field Theory and Topological Twists

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

2:00 – 4:00pm

Exercises

Bob Room
Space Room

4:00 – 5:00pm

TA Session

Bob Room
Space Room

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 10:30am

Tudor Dimofte, University of California, Davis
Lecture 5:  Boundary Conditions and Extended Defects

Theater

10:30-11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:30pm

Kevin Costello, Perimeter Institute
Lecture 6:  Factorization Algebras and the General Structure of QFT

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

2:00 – 4:00pm

Exercises

Bob Room
Space Room

4:00 – 5:00pm

TA Session

Bob Room
Space Room

 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 10:30am

Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute
Lecture 6:  Boundary Conditions and Extended Defects

Theater

10:30-11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:30pm

Si Li, Tsinghua University
Lecture 3:  Supersymmetric Field Theory and Topological Twists

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

2:00 – 4:00pm

Exercises

Bob Room
Space Room

4:00 – 5:00pm

TA Session

Bob Room
Space Room

 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 10:30am

Tudor Dimofte, University of California, Davis
Lecture 7:  Boundary Conditions and Extended Defects

Theater

10:30-11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:30pm

Kevin Costello, Perimeter Institute
Lecture 7:  Factorization Algebras and the General Structure of QFT

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

2:00 – 4:00pm

Exercises

Bob Room
Space Room

4:00 – 5:00pm

TA Session

Bob Room
Space Room

 

 

Perimeter Institute is located approximately 115 kilometers from Toronto, Ontario. If you need transportation while attending the summer school, we suggest you book your flight to arrive at Toronto International Airport (YYZ).

A special rate has been negotiated with Airways Transit and information may be found below.

Airport Shuttle Service

Airways Transit connects Toronto Pearson airport (YYZ) with the Kitchener-Waterloo area providing 24/7 shared ride door to door service. Travel time between Toronto airport and Waterloo is approximately 1¼ hours. We have obtained a reduced single passenger fare of $89.00 one way, tax included for Toronto airport transfers. Advance reservations are required, and travel dates must correspond to conference dates to qualify.

Book online at https://www.airwaystransit.com

Enter booking code: QFT2019 (enter exactly as shown).

By phone 24 hours: +1 519 886 2121, remember to mention that you are a Bootstrap 2019 delegate.

Travel Documents and Visas

Participants need to ensure that they have the proper travel documents and visas to enter Canada. Click here for full details regarding visas, customs, tax refunds and travel.

 

Please reserve your accommodations soon.  A limited number of rooms have been reserved for QFT for Mathematicians participants at Wilfrid Laurier University.

This apartment style air-conditioned residence is a short walk from Perimeter Institute. Each apartment contains four private bedrooms (with single beds), two washrooms, a kitchen (with fridge and stove only) and a living room. The rate is $43.00/night/room, plus 13% HST.

Reservations can be made online at https://accommodations.laurierconferences.ca/Default.asp? Please indicate “QFT” under purpose of visit and select “Apartment Style Residence – 4 bedrooms” under residence preference.

If you have any questions, please email conferences@wlu.ca or call 519-884-0710, x3958

Scientific Organizers:

  • Kevin Costello, Perimeter Institute
  • Tudor Dimofte, University of California, Davis
  • Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute
  • Ben Webster, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo
  • Philsang Yoo, Yale University