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Mathematical Physics Seminar

In-Person Seminar: Yi-Zhi Huang - Mathematical construction of two-dimensional conformal field theories

Location:  Hill 705
Date & time: Thursday, 18 April 2024 at 12:10PM - 1:10PM

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IN-PERSON MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
HILL 705
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COFFEE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT 12:00. THERE WILL BE A BROWN BAG LUNCH AFTER THE SEMINAR.

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Yi-Zhi Huang - Rutgers University

Date/Time/Location
Thursday,
April 18th, 12:10pm; Hill Center 705

Mathematical construction of two-dimensional conformal field theories

Two-dimensional conformal field theories describe many different physical phenomena. They are also the only nontopological quantum field theories that have rigorous mathematical constructions. I will discuss in this talk the progress in a mathematical program of 35 years to construct conformal field theories using the representation theory of vertex operator algebras, including the constructions of rational conformal field theories and logarithmic conformal field theories satisfying a suitable finiteness condition.