# Supersymmetry and Legendrian Knots

### APA

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

### MLA

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

### BibTex

@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

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**Talk Type**Scientific Series

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## Abstract

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.