I'll explain a new connection between supersymmetric gauge theories and the Yangian. The main result is that a twisted, deformed version of the pure N=1 supersymmetric gauge theory is controlled by the Yangian, in the same way that Chern-Simons theory is controlled by the quantum group. This result is used to give an exact calculation, in perturbation theory, of the expectation value of a certain net of n+m Wilson operators in the deformed N=1 gauge theory. This expectation value coincides with the partition function of a spin-chain integrable lattice model on an n-by-m doubly-periodic lattice.


Talk Number PIRSA:13030114
Speaker Profile Kevin Costello
Collection Colloquium