Whittaker vectors for W-algebras from topological recursion

2021/07/15 Thu 10:30 - 12:00
Gaëtan Borot
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Inspired by Alday-Gaiotto-Tachikawa conjecture in physics, Schiffman-Vasserot and Braverman-Finkelberg-Nakajima showed that, if G is a simple simply-laced Lie group, the partition function of pure N = 2 supersymmetric gauge theories with gauge group G can be reconstructed as the norm of certain Whittaker vectors of principal W(g)-algebras. After reviewing the context, I will explain how such Whittaker vectors (and in principle many more "Whittaker-like" vectors) can be computed by a topological recursion a la Eynard-Orantin, and potential consequences. This is based on joint works with Bouchard, Chidambaram, Creutzig and Noshchenko.

This will be a zoom seminar.
Zoom URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88305362480
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