Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: Vertex algebras, BV master equation and integrable hierarchies
Speaker: Si Li
Speaker Info: Tsinghua University
Brief Description:

We study the effective Batalin-Vilkovisky quantization theory for chiral deformation of two dimensional conformal field theories.

We establish an exact correspondence between renormalized quantum master equations for effective functionals and Maurer-Cartan equations for chiral vertex operators. The generating functions are proven to be almost-holomorphic modular forms.

As an application, we give a universal approach to integrable hierarchies for topological B-models for Calabi-Yau geometries.

Date: Thursday , May 04, 2017
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Ezra Getzler
Contact email: getzler@northwestern.edu
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