Date & Place:
Lecture 1: Philsang Yoo (Tsinghua University)
Time: 2022/02/22 (Tue) 15:00-17:00
Lecture 2: Philsang Yoo (Seoul National University)
Time: 2022/03/04 (Fri) 16:00-17:00
Title: Introduction to Supersymmetric Field Theories
Quantum field theories have been an important source of exciting mathematics in the last few decades. In particular, supersymmetric field theories form a primary class of examples, study of which led to subjects such as mirror symmetry and the theory of Seiberg-Witten invariants. In this lecture series, we aim to provide a gentle introduction to supersymmetric field theories. In the first lecture, we discuss what one means by a field theory and introduce supersymmetry algebras. In the second lecture, we explain some concrete examples of supersymmetric field theories. Time permitting, we discuss the idea of a twist, which is a crucial step for applications to mathematics.