MPIM Math-Phys Seminar

Organized by David Aretz and myself. Contact: {aretz, prinz}

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.


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:


February 1:

February 8:

February 15:

February 22:

February 29:

March 7:

March 14 in MPIM Lecture Hall:

March 21: