"L∞ Algebras Land Field Theory"

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 2:40pm
Pupin Hall Theory Center, 8th floor
** Please note the special start time (2:40 PM) **

Please join us on Monday, March 20, 2017, as Barton Zwiebach of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology gives his talk.


I will review and develop the general properties of L∞ algebras focusing on the gauge structure of the associated field theories. Since these algebras also capture the structure of interactions, it is plausible that they can provide a classification of gauge invariant perturbative field theories.