任课教师 Speaker：HAGHIGHAT BABAK
时间 Time： 每周三、周五15:20-16:55 2020-2-19 ~ 5-8
quantum field theories with the highest symmetries are the so called
superconformal field theories (SCFT’s). They can exist in up to 6 spacetime
dimensions and the 6d SCFT’s are believed to be fundamental for the
construction of lower dimensional theories through compactification. A thorough
understanding of these theories opens up the path to understanding many
properties of ordinary quantum field theories through deformations. We start by
defining 6d (2,0) SCFT’s and their fundamental properties. Then we proceed to
give an overview of 6d (1,0) theories and the novel aspects they give rise to.
The most general construction and classification of these theories is given in
terms of geometric engineering in F-theory and we shall present a pedagogical
overview of such constructions. Last but not least, we will turn our attention
to compactifications on Riemann surfaces giving rise to 4d SCFT’s.
papers: "Felix Klein Lecture Notes" by Gregory Moore, “On the
Classification of 6d SCFTs and Generalized ADE Orbifolds” by J. Heckman, D.
Morrison and C. Vafa.