# Supersymmetric gauge theories - 2

(w/ Abhishek Chowdhury and Timm Wrase @ TU Vienna)

#### Organizational information

**Every Wednesdays, starting 07-March-2017, at 16:00 Hrs at the Seminar room on the 10th Floor (Yellow tower, Freihaus, TU Wien, Wiedner Hauptstr. 8-10 1040 Vienna). **

Please contact me in case of further information or clarifications.

#### Topics

- N = 1 dualities
- N = 2 dualities
- AGT conjecture
- Argyres-Douglas type CFT's
- Class S theories and spectral networks
- Wall crossing phenomena in various dimensions
- Geometric Langlands correspondence

#### Pre-requisites

A good grasp of quantum field theory, differential geometry and supersymmetry is required for this course. It is beneficial to have attended the first half of the course i.e supersymmetric gauge theories .#### List of talks/lectures (Tentative)

07.03.2018: Organizational meeting

14.03.2018: Seiberg dualities and stringy origin - Abhiram Kidambi - Topics: Moduli spaces of 4d $\mathcal{N} = 1$ theories, 3d reduction and "mirror symmetry"

21.03.2018: Higgs branch of SCFT's - Abhishek Chowdhury

11.04.2018: Gaiotto duality and $N_f = 4$ theories - Abhishek Chowdhury **(Postponed due to scheduling complications)**

18.04.2018: Argyres-Douglas theory I - Christoph Roupec

25.04.2018: Argyres-Douglas theory II - Andreas Banlaki

02.05.2018: N = 2 IR dualities I - Abhishek Chowdhury

09.05.2018: N = 2 IR dualities II - Marcus Sperling

16.05.2018: N = 2 IR dualities III - Johanna Knapp

23.05.2018: N = 2 IR dualities IV - Abhiram Kidambi **(Rescheduled from 06.06.2018)**

30.05.2018: AGT conjecture I - Timm wrase

**07.06.2018**: AGT conjecture II - Timm Wrase

13.06.2018: Spectral networks and theories of class S - Abhiram Kidambi

20.06.2018: Wall crossing - Abhiram Kidambi

27.06.2018: Wall crossing - Abhiram Kidambi

#### Literature

##### Dualities

##### Integrability and Localization

##### Argyres-Douglas CFT's

##### Wall crossing

##### Geometric Langlands

##### Text books

- Geometry, Topology and Physics by Nakahara
- Aspects of Symmetry by Sidney Coleman
- Gauge Theory and Variational Principles by David Bleecker
- Supersymmetry and Supergravity by Wess and Bagger

##### Video lectures

##### Lighter reading (but still quite technical)

- The Dawning of Gauge Theory by Lochlainn O'Raifeartaigh