Schedule of lectures (videos are linked)
All events will take place in the Mathematical Sciences Building, room 1147.
The first three days of lectures will comprise a hands-on review of CFT and chiral algebra topics, with a few in-depth examples and special topics thrown in.
The final two days will focus on a selection of modern research topics.
|9:00-10:30||(C) Intro to CFT & VOA||(C) BRST, DS reduction||(P) adding SUSY||(T) gluing W-algebras I||(T) gluing W-algebras II|
|11:00-12:30||(T) current algebra||(P) free field realizations||(T) module categories||(C) associated varieties||(C) class S|
|1:30-3:00||(P) minimal models & WZW||(T) coset constructions||(C) bootstrap & W-algebras*||(P) instantons and VOA||(P) VOA[M4]|
|4:00-5:30||problem session||problem session||problem session*||problem session|
|5:30-6:30||(D) factorization algebras||(T) beta-gamma systems||(P) twisted 2d (0,2) theory||(N) moonshine||free evening|
[(C) = Chris Beem, (T) = Thomas Creutzig, (P) = Pavel Putrov, (D) = Dylan Butson, (N) = Natalie Paquette]
*Chris Beem's website, for Wednesday's lecture and the problem session
In addition to the lecture schedule, we will have
- morning coffee/tea/snacks M-F from 10:30-11:00
- lunch served M-F (for registered participants) from 12:30-1:30
- afternoon coffee/tea/snacks starting at 4pm M-Th, during the problem sessions
- a Reception on Wednesday evening at 6:30pm.