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Planned sessions

16/12/2019, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building Instituto Superior Técnico
João Caetano, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics

Integrability in and beyond AdS/CFT

In this talk, I am going to review some aspects of the current state of the art of Integrability in the AdS/CFT correspondence and beyond. I will first review a general nonperturbative approach to compute multipoint correlation functions of local operators in the $N=4$ SYM theory which allows us to explore the theory even beyond the planar level. In the second part, I will describe my recent work about exploring deformations of $N=4$ SYM by irrelevant operators, which revives an old attempt of generalizing the AdS/CFT correspondence. Here integrability seems to also play an important role and opens the door for its application for non-conformal field theories.

02/03/2020, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building Instituto Superior Técnico
Simon Ross, Durham University

KdV Charges in $2D$ CFT

Two-dimensional CFTs have an infinite set of commuting conserved charges, known as the quantum KdV charges, built out of the stress tensor. We compute the thermal correlation functions of the these KdV charges on a circle. We show that these correlation functions are given by quasi-modular differential operators acting on the torus partition function.