Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Owen Gwilliam
- Date: 02/27/2012
- Time: 15:10
University of British Columbia
Factorization algebras and the beta-gamma system
The notion of a factorization algebra aims to formalize the structure possessed by the observables of a quantum field theory. In this talk, I'll introduce this notion with a running example given by the beta-gamma system, a very simple conformal field theory. No prior knowledge of physics is required, and the emphasis will be on the example. At the end, if I have time, I will sketch how this example relates to chiral differential operators and Costello's recent construction of the Witten genus.
3:10-5:00pm in WMAX 110. NOTE CHANGE IN DATE from January 9, 2012.
Location: WMAX 110
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