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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: A look into 3d Modularity

Presented by Francesca Ferrari, SISSA
22 November 2019 13:00 in CM101

Since the 1980s, the study of invariants of 3-dimensional
manifolds has benefited from the connections between topology, physics
and number theory. Motivated by the recent discovery of a new
homological invariant (corresponding to the half-index of certain 3d N=2
theories), in this talk I describe the role of quantum modular forms,
mock and false theta functions in the study of 3-manifold invariants.
The talk is based on 1809.10148 and work in progress with Cheng, Chun,
Feigin, Gukov, and Harrison.

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