Johns Hopkins University
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Quantum Field Theories underlie our most basic understanding of nature and its diverse phenomena. An interesting question about them is: can they all be classified? With the help of string theory and geometric engineering of quantum field theories, this classification problem can be studied, at least, for supersymmetric quantum field theories. In this talk, I will discuss what it means to classify quantum field theories, and review the various strategies that exploit classifying structures for geometries.