# MPIM Math-Phys Seminar

Organized by David Aretz and myself. Contact: {aretz, prinz}@mpim-bonn.mpg.de

A learning seminar about different topics in Mathematical Physics, broadly around Quantum Field Theory, Algebraic Topology and Differential Geometry. Our meetings are hosted by an assigned speaker, who gives an informal introduction to his topic. Alongside, we will have questions from the audience, which typically lead to a lively discussion.

Official MPIM seminar webpage, this webpage might be more up to date though.

We meet almost every Thursday (see dates below) at 11:30 am in the MPIM Seminar Room.

## Topics

We have decided on the following three main topics, with some additional points that we would like to cover:

### Supersymmetric Quantum Field Theories:

### Conformal Field Theories:

### (Perturbative) Chern–Simons Theory:

- BV formalism
- Knot theory
- Kontsevich integral (with link to supersymmetry)

## Talks

### February 1:

- Clarifying organizational issues, setting up schedule
- David Aretz: “Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics”

### February 8:

- No meeting due to carneval

### February 15:

- David Aretz: “Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics, Part 2”

### February 22:

- David Prinz: “Supersymmetric Quantum Field Theory”

### February 29:

- Jonah Epstein: “The Atiyah–Singer Index Theorem, Revisited From Supersymmetry”

### March 7:

- Daniel Bermudez: “Conformal Field Theory and Conformal Blocks”

### March 14 in MPIM Lecture Hall:

- Werner Nahm: “Euclidean Quantum Field Theory in One Axiom” -> Abstract

### March 21:

- Paolo Tomasini