Kavli IPMU-FMSP Workshop

Supersymmetry in Physics and Mathematics

March 10 - March 20, 2014

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, Japan

Organized by

Yasuyuki Kawahigashi

(The University of Tokyo)

Toshitake Kohno

(The University of Tokyo)

Stefan Hollands

(Universität Leipzig)

Invited Participants

Dmitri Alekseevsky  

Detlev Buchholz

Sebastiano Carpi

Heng-Yu Chen

Vicente Cortes

Guido Festuccia

Robin Hillier

Masazumi Honda

Kazuo Hosomichi

Yosuke Imamura

Akihiro Ishibashi

Katsushi Ito

Dario Martelli

Kazunobu Maruyoshi

Leopoldo A. Pando Zayas  

Henning Samtleben

Ryo Suzuki

Alessandro Tomasiello  

Daniel J. Waldram


The meeting is open to everyone.

Scientific aim: Supersymmetry is a recurring theme in theoretical physics that is an integral part of many fundamental theories aspiring to find a unified description of the fields and forces of nature. Field theories governed by supersymmetry often tend to be more accessible to analytical approaches, especially if supersymmetry is combined with other powerful symmetries.

Supersymmetry is an interesting structure also from the purely mathematical viewpoint, for example as a natural and rich generalization of "classical" algebraic structures, such as Lie-algebras and their representations/realization within other mathematical structures, such as non-commutative geometry (e.g. JLO-cycle construction, cyclic cohomology), supersymmetric generalization of vertex operator algebras/superconformal nets, or as realizations via special types of spinor fields on Riemannian- or pseudo-Riemannian manifolds (e.g. twistor spinors, conformal analogs of Calabi-Yau manifolds). The last structure is also intimately connect with classical and quantum field theories on curved spacetimes with rigid supersymmetry, which have recently attracted interest.

Supported by the Leading Graduate Course for Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics, the Kavli IPMU (WPI) and the Program "Excellent Graduate Schools" of MEXT.

If you have any inquiry, please send one to Yasuyuki Kawahigashi (yasuyuki@ms.u-tokyo.ac.jp).

The home page of Kawahigashi.