Higgs Bundles: Supersymmetric Gauge Theories and Geometry

ERC Consolidator Grant

(HIGGSBNDL)



Research Goals

           

The goal of this research is to develop geometric tools to study and classify supersymmetric theories, in particular superconformal field theories in string theory, as its non-perturbative extensions, M- and F-theory. Underlying these questions is a mathematical structure, the Higgs bundle, which characterizes supersymmetric vacua of dimensionally reduced gauge theories, and insights into the moduli space of Higgs bundles will result in a fruitful cross-connection geometry and quantum field theories.



Group Members

  Principal Investigator

          

Sakura Schafer-Nameki

        Website:     https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/sakura.schafer-nameki
                  Publications:     http://inspirehep.net/author/profile/S.Schafer.Nameki.1

  Postdocs

          

Fabio Apruzzi

                Website:     https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/fabio.apruzzi
                  Publications:     http://inspirehep.net/author/profile/F.Apruzzi.1
 
          

Andreas Braun

                Website:     https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/andreas.braun
                  Publications:     http://inspirehep.net/author/profile/A.Braun.1
 
          

Simone Giacomelli

                Website:     https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/simone.giacomelli
                  Publications:     http://inspirehep.net/author/profile/S.Giacomelli.1
 
          

Heeyeon Kim

                Website:     https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/heeyeon.kim
                  Publications:     http://inspirehep.net/author/profile/I.Kim.2
 
          

Yi-nan Wang

                Website:     https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/yinan.wang
                  Publications:     http://inspirehep.net/author/profile/Yi.Nan.Wang.1

  DPhil Students

          

Marieke van Beest

                Website:     https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/marieke.vanbeest
                  Publications:    
 
          

Sebastjan Cizel

                Website:     https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/sebastjan.cizel
                  Publications:     http://inspirehep.net/author/profile/S.Cizel.1
 
          

Julius Eckhard

                Website:     https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/julius.eckhard
                  Publications:     http://inspirehep.net/author/profile/J.Eckhard.1
 
          

Max Hubner

                Website:    
                  Publications:     http://inspirehep.net/author/profile/M.Hubner.1


Conferences and Workshops (Co-)Organized

           

Geometry and Strings 2019, Oxford, UK

 

ICFT 2019, Oxford, UK

 

Aspen Physics Center Summer Workshop "Superconformal Field Theories and Geometry", 2018, Aspen, CO, USA

 

Eurostrings 2018, London, UK

 

Bethe Forum 2018, Bonn, Germany