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Krembil William Rowan Hamilton Chair in Theoretical Physics at Perimeter Institute

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My research uses tools from mathematics to explore string theory and quantum field theory. The long-term goal of my research is to provide rigorous constructions of (parts of) string theory with a view towards formulating string dualities in mathematical terms. My current focus is on twisted forms of the AdS/CFT correspondence and on the formulation of integrable systems in string and gauge theory.

- Fellow of the Royal Society
- Berwick Prize of the London Mathematical Society

- Vertex operators and 3d N=4 gauge theories, Kevin Costello and Davide Gaiotto, 1804.06460
- Gauge theory and integrability, II. Kevin Costello, Masahito Yamazaki and Edward Witten, 1802.01579
- Gauge theory and integrability, I. Kevin Costello, Masahito Yamazaki and Edward Witten, 1709.09993
- Topological Chern-Simons/Matter theories, Mina Aganagic, Kevin Costello, Jacob McNamara and Cumrun Vafa, 17006.09977
- Holography and Koszul duality: the example of the M2 brane, Kevin Costello, 1705.02500
- M-theory in the Omega-background and 5-dimensional non-commutative gauge theory, 1610.04144
- Twisted supergravity and its quantization, Kevin Costello and Si Li, 1606.00365
- Quantization of open-closed BCOV theory, I. Kevin Costello and Si Li. 1505.06703
- Integrable lattice models from four-dimensional field theories, Kevin Costello, 1308.0370
- Supersymmetric gauge theory and the Yangian, Kevin Costello, 1303.2632
- Factorization algebras in quantum field theories, volume 1, Cambridge University Press.

- Invited lecture at a workshop on "Structures in enumerative geometry", MSRI, Berkeley.
- Chern-Simons workshop on Integrability across mathematics and physics
- Plenary talk at String-math 2017, Hamburg.
- Two lectures at Unversity of Chicago theoretical physics seminar
- Strings 2016, Beijing
- 6d little string theory, Peking University, Beijing
- Geometric unification from 6 dimensional physics, Banff
- The mathematics of quantum theory (in honour of Albert Schwarz), Davis California
- PIRSA:16060125, Learning Seminar on Maulik-Okounkov, 2016-06-23, Mathematical Physics
- PIRSA:16040069, Welcome and Opening Remarks, 2016-04-18, Deformation Quantization of Shifted Poisson Structures
- PIRSA:15100072, Basic aspects of 3d N=4 theories and symplectic duality, 2015-10-15, Mathematical Physics
- PIRSA:15090070, Condensed Matter and TFT Learning - An Overview, 2015-09-23, Mathematical Physics
- PIRSA:15040181, TBA, 2015-04-22, Superstring Perturbation Theory
- PIRSA:14100104, A Mathematician Looks at Supergravity and AdS/CFT, 2014-10-22, Superstring Perturbation Theory
- PIRSA:13030115, Supersymmetric gauge theory and the Yangian - continued, 2013-03-26, Colloquium
- PIRSA:13030114, Supersymmetric gauge theory and the Yangian, 2013-03-25, Colloquium

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