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PSW2019 — Mathematical and Geometric Tools for Conformal Field Theories

3rd June 2019 - 21st June 2019
Pollica, SA, Italy


Recent years have seen substantial work on systematizing our understanding of conformal and superconformal field theories in diverse dimensions. This development has been possible thanks to many different techniques, which include but are not limited to conformal boostrap, Seiberg-Witten technology, F/M-theory constructions, BPS quivers and wall-crossing formulas, supersymmetric localization, superconformal indices and partition functions, tt∗ equations, discrete gaugings and anomaly matching, class S constructions, and ubiquitous dualities. Combining the insights obtained using all these different approaches could be of tremendous help in advancing our systematic understanding of conformal theories. Arguably one of the main impediments is the breadth of the specialties involved. This workshop aims at overcoming this impediment by bringing together researchers from these different communities. Our goal is to explore how these, sometimes orthogonal, pieces of information about conformal theories can be combined to chart out the space of consistent ones and to determine their basic properties.

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