PIRSA:15100072

Basic aspects of 3d N=4 theories and symplectic duality

APA

Costello, K. (2015). Basic aspects of 3d N=4 theories and symplectic duality. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/15100072

MLA

Costello, Kevin. Basic aspects of 3d N=4 theories and symplectic duality. Perimeter Institute, Oct. 15, 2015, https://pirsa.org/15100072

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_15100072,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/15100072},
            author = {Costello, Kevin},
            keywords = {Mathematical physics},
            language = {en},
            title = {Basic aspects of 3d N=4 theories and symplectic duality},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2015},
            month = {oct},
            note = {PIRSA:15100072 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Abstract

I'll discuss the two topological twists of 3d N=4 theories, and explain how to understand them in the AKSZ/BV formalism, and how they relate to twists of 4d N =2 theories.  Symplectic duality then takes the form of an equivalence between 3d N=4 theories which interchanges the two topological twists.  I'll also introduce monopole operators and explain the role they play in symplectic duality.