Geometry and Automorphicity of Supersymmetric Partitions
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Monday, 13 February 2023 (09:00)
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Saturday, 18 February 2023 (11:00)
Monday, 13 February 2023
09:00
Registration
Registration
09:00 - 09:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
09:30
BPS Algebras for Toric Calabi-Yau Manifolds (Masahito Yamazaki)
BPS Algebras for Toric Calabi-Yau Manifolds (Masahito Yamazaki)
09:30 - 11:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
I will discuss old and new developments for BPS state counting problems for toric Calabi-Yau manifolds. The main ingredients will include quivers, crystals and quiver Yangians.
11:00
Informal Discussion Session
Informal Discussion Session
11:00 - 12:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
12:00
Lunch
Lunch
12:00 - 13:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
13:30
Discussion Session
Discussion Session
13:30 - 15:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
15:00
Tea & Coffee Break
Tea & Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
15:30
Informal Discussion Session
Informal Discussion Session
15:30 - 16:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
16:30
State Counting and Topology with Quantum Modular Forms (Miranda Cheng)
State Counting and Topology with Quantum Modular Forms (Miranda Cheng)
16:30 - 18:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
Quantum modular forms are functions with delicate modular properties that generalize mock modular forms. The q-series 3-manifold invariants provide new insights and computational tools in 3-manifold topology, 3d SQFT, and M-theory compactifications. In this talk I will survey the relation between these q-series invariants and quantum modular form.
Tuesday, 14 February 2023
09:30
Modularity of BPS indices on Calabi-Yau threefolds (Boris Pioline)
Modularity of BPS indices on Calabi-Yau threefolds (Boris Pioline)
09:30 - 11:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
Unlike in cases with maximal or half-maximal supersymmetry, the spectrum of BPS states in type II string theory compactified on a Calabi-Yau threefold with generic SU(3) holonomy remains partially understood. Mathematically, the BPS indices coincide with the generalized Donaldson-Thomas invariants associated to the derived category of coherent sheaves, but they are rarely known explicitly. String dualities indicate that suitable generating series of rank 0 Donaldson-Thomas invariants counting D4-D2-D0 bound states should transform as vector-valued mock modular forms, in a precise sense. I will spell out and test these predictions in the case of one-modulus compact Calabi-Yau threefolds such as the quintic hypersurface in $P^4$, where rank 0 DT invariants can (at least in principle) be computed from Gopakumar-Vafa invariants, using recent mathematical results by S. Feyzbakhsh and R. Thomas.
11:00
Informal Discussion Session
Informal Discussion Session
11:00 - 12:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
12:00
Lunch
Lunch
12:00 - 13:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
13:30
Discussion Session
Discussion Session
13:30 - 15:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
15:00
Tea & Coffee Break
Tea & Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
15:30
Searching for a new type of Lie algebra (Suresh Govindarajan)
Searching for a new type of Lie algebra (Suresh Govindarajan)
15:30 - 17:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
The generating functions (and refinements thereof) of the degeneracies of quarter BPS states in four-dimensional N=4 supersymmetric theories that arise from type II compactifications on K3XT2 and its asymmetric CHL orbifolds are genus-two Siegel modular forms. In some of the cases, the walls of marginal stability across which two-centred BPS states decay into single centered ones lead to rank-three Lorentzian root lattices with Weyl vector. In all but three examples, the square-roots of generating functions, are the Weyl-Kac-Borcherds denominator formula for some Borcherds-Kac-Moody (BKM) Lie superalgebra. Rank-three Lorentzian lattices with Weyl vectors have been classified long ago by Nikulin. The three examples that do not have an Lie algebraic interpretation have Weyl vectors of hyperbolic type. Gritsenko and Nikulin have a no-go theorem that states that such Lorentzian lattices are not related to any BKM Lie superalgebra. The dyon generating functions lead to potential denominator formulae for a new kind of Lie superalgebra. We study these denominator formulae in terms of an affine sl(2) subalgebra and a Borcherds extension of the affine sl(2) subalgebra. We discuss our studies on the decompositon of the potential denominator formula in terms of the characters of both sub-algebras. An important result is the appearance of fermionic roots with unusual behaviour. We are able to characterise the multiplicity of various imaginary simple roots in terms of vector valued modular forms for which we can give closed formulae in some cases.
Wednesday, 15 February 2023
09:00
Computations in the algebro-geometric approach to Vafa-Witten theory (Noah Arbesfeld)
Computations in the algebro-geometric approach to Vafa-Witten theory (Noah Arbesfeld)
09:00 - 10:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
I'll present Tanaka-Thomas's algebro-geometric approach to Vafa-Witten invariants of projective surfaces. The invariants are defined by integration over moduli spaces of stable Higgs pairs on surfaces and are formed from contributions of components; S-duality implies conjectural symmetries between these contributions. I'll then explain work in progress with M. Kool and T. Laarakker on the "vertical" or "monopole" component, which can be regarded as a nested Hilbert scheme on a surface. Namely, we apply a recent blow-up identity of Kuhn-Leigh-Tanaka to obtain constraints on Vafa-Witten invariants of the vertical component predicted by Göttsche-Kool-Laarakker. One consequence is a complete formula for refined invariants of this component in rank 2.
10:30
Coffee and Tea Break
Coffee and Tea Break
10:30 - 11:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
11:00
Informal Discussion Session
Informal Discussion Session
11:00 - 12:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
12:30
Lunch
Lunch
12:30 - 13:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
13:30
Optional Discussion Session
Optional Discussion Session
13:30 - 15:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
Optional IPMU Colloquium (Math meets computer graphics)
Optional IPMU Colloquium (Math meets computer graphics)
13:30 - 15:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
15:00
Tea and Coffee
Tea and Coffee
15:00 - 15:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
15:30
Logarithmic vertex operator algebras and 3 manifold invariants (Davide Passaro)
Logarithmic vertex operator algebras and 3 manifold invariants (Davide Passaro)
15:30 - 17:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
Logarithmic vertex operator algebras (Log-VOAs) are vertex operator algebras that admit reducible but indecomposable modules. They formalize the underlying mathematical structure of logarithmic conformal field theories and have been used to study various phenomena including the quantum Hall effect, percolation and limits of the Q-Potts and O(n) lattice models. Recently a connection between characters of certain Log-VOAs and the q-series 3-manifold invariant was discovered. In this talk I will describe a class of Log-VOAs called logarithmic extensions of minimal models and I will demonstrate the relation that the characters of these Log-VOAs have with the q-series 3-manifold invariant.
17:00
Discussion Session
Discussion Session
17:00 - 18:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
Thursday, 16 February 2023
09:30
"The gravitational path integral for N=4 BPS black holes from black hole microstate counting: part 1 (Gabriel Cardoso)
"The gravitational path integral for N=4 BPS black holes from black hole microstate counting: part 1 (Gabriel Cardoso)
09:30 - 11:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
The degeneracies of 1/4 BPS black holes in four-dimensional D=4 heterotic string theory are given in terms of the Fourier coefficients of the meromorphic Siegel modular form $1/\Phi_{10}$. In the first part of this talk, we show how to obtain an exact expression for these degeneracies by using the symplectic symmetries of $1/\Phi_{10}$ to construct a fine-grained Rademacher type expansion which expresses these BPS degeneracies as a regularized sum over residues of the poles of $1/\Phi_{10}$. The construction uses two distinct $SL(2, \mathbb{Z})$ subgroups of $Sp(4,\mathbb{Z})$ which encode multiplier systems, Kloosterman sums and Eichler integrals appearing therein.
11:00
Informal Discussion Session
Informal Discussion Session
11:00 - 12:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
12:00
Lunch
Lunch
12:00 - 13:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
13:30
The gravitational path integral for N=4 BPS black holes from black hole microstate counting: part 2 (Suresh Nampuri)
The gravitational path integral for N=4 BPS black holes from black hole microstate counting: part 2 (Suresh Nampuri)
13:30 - 15:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
TBA
15:00
Tea and Coffee
Tea and Coffee
15:00 - 15:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
15:30
Discussion Session (Rossello)
Discussion Session (Rossello)
15:30 - 16:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
16:30
Informal Discussion
Informal Discussion
16:30 - 18:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
Friday, 17 February 2023
09:30
Integrals of Meromorphic Jacobi Forms and Mock/False Modular Forms at Higher Depth (Caner Nazaroglu)
Integrals of Meromorphic Jacobi Forms and Mock/False Modular Forms at Higher Depth (Caner Nazaroglu)
09:30 - 11:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
Integrals involving meromorphic Jacobi forms appear in physical applications such as black hole counting, N=2 Schur indices, and elliptic genera of 2D CFT’s with non-compact target space. In this talk, I will review a number of such applications and describe how they can lead to mock and false modular forms at higher depth. Next, I will describe joint work with Bringmann, Kaszian, and Milas that gives a methodical exploration into modular properties of false theta functions based on concepts developed for higher depth mock modular forms. I will then give examples on how such generalized modular properties can be used to obtain Rademacher type exact formulae for the Fourier coefficients of (higher depth) false/mock modular forms. Finally, I will explain how the modular framework generalizes to a certain subclass of theta functions that are both indefinite and false using Zwegers’ mock Maass theta functions and comment on further interrelations and developments (based on joint work with Bringmann).
11:00
Informal Discussion Session
Informal Discussion Session
11:00 - 12:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
12:00
Lunch
Lunch
12:00 - 13:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
13:30
2d CFTs, Borcherds products and hyperbolization of affine Lie algebras (Kaiwen Sun)
2d CFTs, Borcherds products and hyperbolization of affine Lie algebras (Kaiwen Sun)
13:30 - 15:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
In 1983, Feigold and Frenkel posed a question about possible relations between affine Lie algebras, hyperbolic Kac--Moody algebras and Siegel modular forms. We give an automorphic answer to this question and its generalization. We classify hyperbolic Borcherds--Kac--Moody superalgebras whose super-denominators define reflective automorphic products of singular weight on lattices of type $2U\oplus L$. We prove that there are exactly 81 affine Lie algebras $g$ which have nice extensions to hyperbolic BKM superalgebras for which the leading Fourier--Jacobi coefficients of super-denominators coincide with the denominators of $g$. We find that 69 of them appear in Schellekens’ list of semi-simple $V_1$ structures of holomorphic CFT of central charge 24, while 8 of them correspond to the $N=1$ structures of holomorphic SCFT of central charge 12 composed of 24 chiral fermions. The 4 extra cases are related to the exceptional modular invariants from nontrivial automorphisms of fusion algebras. This is based on a joint work with Haowu Wang and Brandon Williams.
15:00
Tea and Coffee
Tea and Coffee
15:00 - 15:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
15:30
Optional Discussion Session
Optional Discussion Session
15:30 - 18:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall
16:00
Optional Colloquium (A world from a sheet of paper)
Optional Colloquium (A world from a sheet of paper)
16:00 - 17:30
Room: Main Lecture Hall
Saturday, 18 February 2023
09:00
Final discussion session and closing
Final discussion session and closing
09:00 - 11:00
Room: Main Lecture Hall