CMSA Quantum Matter in Mathematics and Physics: Higher Form Symmetries in string/M-theory


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April 7, 2021 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
via Zoom Video Conferencing

Sakura Schafer-Nameki - Oxford University

In this talk, I will give an overview of recent developments in geometric constructions of field theory in string/M-theory and identifying higher form symmetries. The main focus will be on d>= 4 constructed from string/M-theory. I will also discuss realization in terms of holographic models in string theory. In the talk next week Lakshya Bhardwaj will speak about 1-form symmetries in class S, N=1 deformations thereof and the relation to confinement.