Langlands Program and conformal field theory

Teacher :Yuan Yao
Schedule: Mon & Wed 13:30-15:05, 2020-2-17 ~ 5-6
Venue:W11 , Ning Zhai


It has long been suspected that the Langlands duality should somehow be related to various dualities observed in quantum filed theory.  This course will at first give a motivated introduction to the Langlands Program, including its geometric reformulation, addressed primarily to physicists.  Then I will describe the connections between the Langlands Program and two-dimensional conformal field theory, which give us important insights into the physical implications of the Langlands duality. 

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Linear Algebra, Commutative Algebra, Lie Algebra.


1, E. Frenkel, “Lectures on the Langlands Program and cinformal field theory”.

2, E. Witten, “Gauge theory and the geometric Langlands Program”, notes of a talk at the Third Simons Workshop, SUNY at Stony Brook, August 2005.

3, A. Belavin, A. Polyakov and A. Zamolodchikov, “Infinite conformal symmetries in two-dimensional quantum field theory”, Nucl. Phys. B241 (1984) 333-380.