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December 3, 2021

Conformal nets are geometric

In this talk I’ll present joint work in progress with André Henriques which shows that any conformal net (i.e. a net of factors corresponding to intervals of the unit circle) has a geometric origin. More precisely, I’ll explain how the factors are generated by insertion operators built from a two-dimensional geometric field theory, or alternatively from a vertex operator algebra. A similar analysis is possible for representations of a conformal net, which correspond to subfactors.

After the talk, all participants are invited to stay on the Zoom call and chat with the speaker. Please feel free to pass the Zoom meeting information on to your students and postdocs.