Lie superalgebras and S-duality
Alexander Braverman University of Toronto
Mathematical physics, including mathematics, is a research area where novel mathematical techniques are invented to tackle problems in physics, and where novel mathematical ideas find an elegant physical realization. Historically, it would have been impossible to distinguish between theoretical physics and pure mathematics. Often spectacular advances were seen with the concurrent development of new ideas and fields in both mathematics and physics. Here one might note Newton's invention of modern calculus to advance the understanding of mechanics and gravitation. In the twentieth century, quantum theory was developed almost simultaneously with a variety of mathematical fields, including linear algebra, the spectral theory of operators and functional analysis. This fruitful partnership continues today with, for example, the discovery of remarkable connections between gauge theories and string theories from physics and geometry and topology in mathematics.
Alexander Braverman University of Toronto
David Ben-Zvi The University of Texas at Austin
David Ben-Zvi The University of Texas at Austin
Davide Gaiotto Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Lotte Hollands Heriot-Watt University - Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Joerg Teschner Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, DESY - Theory Group
Fei Yan Rutgers University
Lotte Hollands Heriot-Watt University - Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Lotte Hollands Heriot-Watt University - Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Tudor Dimofte University of Edinburgh
Benjamin Gammage Harvard University
Justin Hilburn Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Ahsan Khan Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)
Benjamin Gammage Harvard University
Davide Gaiotto Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Tudor Dimofte University of Edinburgh
Lev Rozansky University of North Carolina - Chapel Hll
Ben Webster University of Waterloo
Fei Yan Rutgers University
Joerg Teschner Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, DESY - Theory Group