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18/11/2019, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
Francesca Ferrari, SISSA Trieste

A look into $3d$ modularity

Since the 1980s, the study of invariants of 3-dimensional manifolds has benefited from the connections between topology, physics and number theory. Motivated by the recent discovery of a new homological invariant (corresponding to the half-index of certain $3d$ $N=2$ theories), in this talk I describe the role of quantum modular forms, mock and false theta functions in the study of $3$-manifold invariants. The talk is based on 1809.10148 and work in progress with Cheng, Chun, Feigin, Gukov, and Harrison.

Current organizers: Gabriel Lopes Cardoso, Suresh Nampuri.

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