Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: Instantons, affine Lie algebras and AGT conjecture.
Speaker: Alexander Braverman
Speaker Info: Brown
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Special Note:

The purpose of this talk will be to survey some recent results and conjectures which show a deep connection between (cohomology of) moduli spaces of vector bundles (or, more generally, principal bundles with respect to a reductive group G) over some algebraic surfaces and affine Lie algebras and their cousins (such as W-algebras); in particular I shall try to give a mathematical formulation of (at least some parts of) a conjecture of Alday, Gaiotto and Tachikawa which predicts a relation between super-symmetric 4-dimensional gauge theories and certain 2-dimensional conformal field theories.
Date: Friday, December 2, 2011
Time: 4:15pm
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Jesse Wolfson
Contact email: wolfson@math.northwestern.edu
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