Tue, 09 May 2023
12:00 - 13:30
Supersymmetric localization allows one to reduce the computation of the partition function of a supersymmetric theory to a finite-dimensional integral, but the space over which one integrates is often singular. In this talk I will explain how one can use shifted symplectic geometry to get rigorous definitions of partition functions and state spaces in theories with extended supersymmetry. For instance, this gives a field-theoretic origin of DT invariants of CY4 manifolds. This is a report on joint work with Brian Williams.