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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Online Event

High Energy Theory Seminar

Integrable Kondo line defect, 4D Chern Simons, and ODE/IM correspondence
Jingxiang Wu, Perimeter Institute,

I will discuss the integrability and wall-crossing properties of  Kondo line defects in rational conformal field theories. It provides a large class of interesting defect RG flow starting from topological line defects. As a surprise, I will discuss new examples of the ODE/IM correspondence, whose physical meanings remain mysterious. This work is part of a multi-pronged exploration of studying four-dimensional Chern-Simons theory as an overarching structure for integrable systems. 

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