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How SUSY & Topology led from Chern-Simons Theory to Solving a Forty Year Old Mathematical Puzzle

Chern-Simons and Other Topological Field Theories November 16, 2021 - November 18, 2021

November 16, 2021 (04:30 PM PST - 05:30 PM PST)
Speaker(s): Sylvester Gates (Brown University)
Location: Virtual
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  • adynkra

  • chern-simons

  • M-Theory

  • supergravity

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Abstract

In 1992 at Howard University, the first descriptionS of maximally extended supersymmetric Chern-Simons Theory were formulated. This initiated a research program combining SUSY with topology that in 2021 resolved a forty year-old puzzle about eleven dimensional supergravity. The discovery arc of this journey is presented in this talk.

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