Gauge Theory Program Seminar: Vladimir Mitev

Title: Toda 3-Point Functions From Topological Strings
Speaker: Vladimir Mitev
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center


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Abstract: We consider the long-standing problem of obtaining the 3-point functions of Toda CFT. Our main tools are topological strings and the AGT-W relation between gauge theories and 2D CFTs. By computing the superconformal
index of the 5D T_N theories, giving a method for taking the 4D limit and by providing the exact AGT-W dictionary, we obtain a prescription for the computation of the partition function of the 4D T_N theories on the four sphere, or equivalently the 3-point Toda structure constants. Our formula, has the correct symmetry properties, all the zeros that it should and, for N=2, gives the known answer for Liouville CFT.