Supersymmetry and Legendrian Knots


Beasley, C. (2017). Supersymmetry and Legendrian Knots. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/17020125


Beasley, Chris. Supersymmetry and Legendrian Knots. Perimeter Institute, Feb. 28, 2017, https://pirsa.org/17020125


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:17020125,
            doi = {10.48660/17020125},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/17020125},
            author = {Beasley, Chris},
            keywords = {Quantum Fields and Strings},
            language = {en},
            title = {Supersymmetry and Legendrian Knots},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2017},
            month = {feb},
            note = {PIRSA:17020125 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Chris Beasley Northeastern University


I will discuss a new class of supersymmetric Wilson loop operators in pure N=2 Yang-Mills-Chern-Simons theory. These Wilson loops preserve one supercharge on-shell and wrap arbitrary Legendrian knots in the standard contact R^3.  I will also explain a relation, motivated by a global picture of contact three-manifolds, between these loop operators and chiral current algebra in two dimensions.  This talk is directly related to, but independent of, my preceding Friday talk in the Mathematical Physics seminar.