On 16-27 July 2018 IHES will host the Summer School “Supersymmetric Localization and Exact Results”, organized by Elli Pomoni(DESY) Bruno Le Floch (Princeton University) and Masahito Yamazaki (Kavli IPMU, University of Tokyo).
The last decade has seen a significant progress in the study of gauge theories. The discovery of novel techniques and especially supersymmetric localization have allowed to obtain a series of exact results that previously seemed unreachable.
The school aims at deepening the understanding of current results and at investigating which of our current methods are transferable to theories with less supersymmetry, as well as trying to increase the list of possible observables that are computable via localization.
Each week will feature a 1h30 lecture per day by three or four speakers.
On the first week Francesco Benini (SISSA), Jaume Gomis (Perimeter Institute) and Guido Festuccia (Uppsala) will introduce localization, will talk about the localization of instantons and present exact results on 4d N=2 theories.
On the second week, the main lectures will be given by Zohar Komargodski (Stony Brook) and Maxime Zabzine (Uppsala), who will talk about topological strings and matrix models, M5 brane compactifications and Zamolodchikov and tt* equation.
The first week will additionally include time for discussion and homework sessions in the afternoon, while during the second week, some of the lectures will be replaced by talks on more advanced topics. These 2-3 hours talks will cover chiral algebras, N=1 localization, localization with boundaries, line operators, surface operators and the relations to CFT and integrable systems, and they will be given by Takuya Okuda (Tokyo), Balt van Rees (Durham), Shamil Shakirov (Harvard) and Seiji Terashima (Kyoto).