Gauge Theory Program Seminar: Omar Foda, University of Melbourne

Title: Burge pairs
Speaker: Omar Foda, University of Melbourne
Date: Monday, November 24, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center


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Abstract: Burge pairs are pairs of Young diagrams that satisfy specific conditions. They were introduced by W H Burge in the 1990’s in studies of Roger-Ramanujan identities, and subsequently used in studies of minimal model Virasoro characters in terms of quasi-particle excitations.

In this talk, I wish to outline how one can adapt the AGT correspondence to compute conformal blocks in Virasoro minimal conformal field theories by simply restricting the sums in the instanton partition functions to Burge pairs.