TQFT, integrable lattice model, and quiver gauge theories
 Date
 October 2 at 16:00  18:00, 2020 (JST)
 Speaker

 Dr. Toshihiro Ota (Student Trainee, iTHEMS / Graduate School of Science, Osaka University School of Science)
 Venue
 via Zoom
 Language
 English
1st part (math):
In physics literature, “lattice models” appear quite often as mathematical models of physical systems, e.g. Ising model, vertex models, lattice gauge theory. The aim of the 1st part is to introduce ‘what is (T)QFT,’ ‘what is lattice model,’ and ‘what does integrability mean’ in the language of mathematics. In turn, they will play a crucial role in the 2nd part of my talk. I also hope that this will lead to a good exchange among us, especially between physicists and mathematicians.
2nd part (physics):
In the 2nd part, I would like to explain where an integrable lattice model may come from, especially for people in the physics background. I will show a certain class of integrable lattice models is realized by Wilson’t Hooft lines in 4d quiver gauge theories. I will also explain a bit how these gauge theories are constructed from brane configurations in string theory. String dualities allow us to relate the original 4d setups to 4d partially topological ChernSimons theory, which is a partial TQFT and generates integrable lattice models.
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