# Physical Mathematics of Quantum Field Theory

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host a summer school on **Physical Mathematics of Quantum Field Theory** during the week August 10th to 14th, 2020.

The aim of the workshop is to introduce young researchers on the boundary between mathematics and physics to recent ideas in classical and quantum field theory using notions from complex geometry and algebraic topology. The target audience of the workshop is advanced graduate students and post-docs, from both mathematics and theoretical physics. The schedule will be designed to include a large amount of time for participants to interact. We hope especially to encourage conversations between mathematicians and physicists.

There will be series of lectures given by:

- Dan Freed, University of Texas, Austin -
**Relative Field Theories and Anomalies** - Greg Moore, Rutgers -
**BPS States, Interfaces, and Homotopical Structures in Two-Dimensional Field Theories with N=2 Supersymmetry** - Natalie Paquette, Caltech -
**New (Supersymmetric) Twists in Field Theory & Holography** - Du Pei, CMSA, Harvard -
**Supersymmetry and Invariants of Manifolds** - Laura Schaposnik, University of Illinois, Chicago -
**Higgs Bundles and Hitchin Systems**

## Registration

If you are interested in participating, please fill in the registration form here:

**Physical Mathematical Summer School Registration Form**

There is some funding available to support the travel and accommodation of participants, with graduate students given priority. Registration with a request for funding will be open until April 30th, 2020. Registration without a request for funding closes June 30th.

If you have any questions, you can contact the organizers by e-mail at the following addresses

Chris Elliott: celliott@math.umass.edu

Owen Gwilliam: gwilliam@math.umass.edu

Brian Williams: br.williams@northeastern.edu

Last modified Monday January 20th, 2020.