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SpeakerTudor Dimofte (IAS, School of Natural Sciences)
Date Nov 29, 2012
Time 12:00 pm  
Location 464 Loomis (1110 W Green St., Urbana)
Sponsor Physics Department
Contact Becky McDuffee
Phone 217-244-4268
Event type Other
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I will give an overview of a "3d-3d" relation that assigns 3d supersymmetric gauge theories (T[M]) to topological 3-manifolds (M). Physically, the gauge theories come from wrapping M5 branes on M.  

They can be assembled explicitly and axiomatically using an ideal tetrahedral decomposition of M, together with TQFT-like gluing rules.  

Various geometric invariants of M (such as SL(N,C) Chern-Simons partition functions) match field-theoretic observables (such as partition functions and indices) of T[M].

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