"The twisted superpotential of 3d N=2 theories," by Brian Willett (UCSB)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
TEP Seminars

Special TEP Seminar

Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
11 AM - 12 PM

Guest Speaker: Brian Willett (UCSB)​

Talk Title: "The twisted superpotential of 3d N=2 theories"


We consider the effective twisted superpotential of 3d N=2 gauge theories compactified on a circle.  This is a rich, duality-invariant observable which encodes much of the protected information in these theories.  We review its properties, and survey some applications, including deriving the quantum algebra of Wilson loop operators, computing a wide class of supersymmetric partition functions, and studying the reduction of 3d dualities to two dimensions.

Event Attachments: 
PAB 4-330