Particle Theory Seminar - Brandon Rayhaun - “Genera of Chiral Algebras”

Event time: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory SPL, Room 51 See map
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Brandon Rayhaun - Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stony Brook University
Event description: 

I will present perspectives and recent progress on the classification of bosonic and fermionic rational chiral algebras, as well as their finite generalized global symmetries. In particular, I will describe and compare various ways in which theory space can be organized into “genera” and discuss some physical implications. The talk is based on 2208.05486 (with Sunil Mukhi), 2303.16921, and 24xx.xxxxx (work in progress with Sven Möller).