Boundaries and defects play central roles in quantum field theory (QFT) both as means to make contact with nature and as tools to constrain and understand QFT itself. Boundaries in QFT can be used to model impurities and also the finite extent of sample sizes while interfaces allow for different phases of matter to interact in a controllable way. More formally these structures shed light on the structure of QFT by providing new examples of dualities and renormalization group flows. Broadly speaking this meeting will focus on three areas: 1) formal and applied aspects of boundary and defect conformal field theory from anomalies and ctheorems to topological insulators 2) supersymmetry and duality from exact computations of new observables to the construction of new theories and 3) QFT in curved space and gravity from holographic computations of entanglement entropy to ideas in quantum information theory. Registration for this event is now open.
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Symmetries and Dualities of Abelian TQFTs
Jaume Gomis Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

TBD
Leonardo Rastelli Stony Brook University

Universality at large transverse spin in defect CFTs
Madalena Lemos European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

Domain Walls in SuperQCD
Francesco Benini SISSA International School for Advanced Studies

Weyl Anomaly Induced Current and Holography
RongXin Miao Sun YatSen University

Wilson line impurities, flows and entanglement entropy
Prem Kumar Swansea University

Anomalies in the Space of Coupling Constants
Nathan Seiberg Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)


Algebras of Interfaces
Sergei Gukov California Institute of Technology (Caltech)  Division of Physics Mathematics & Astronomy

Complexity for Systems with Defects
Shira Chapman University of Amsterdam

Wilson lines in AdS3 gravity
Alejandra Castro University of Cambridge

3d Abelian Gauge theories at the Boundary
Edoardo Lauria Durham University