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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00 - 11:45 am Figueroa-O'Farrill Figueroa-O'Farrill Figueroa-O'Farrill Figueroa-O'Farrill Figueroa-O'Farrill
lunch break
1:30 - 2:15 pm Zabzine Zabzine Zabzine Zabzine Zabzine
2:30 - 3:15 pm Kuzenko WIMSIG gathering Buchbinder Norbury Ridout
3:30 - 4:15 pm The Baraglia Chernov Wood
7:30 pm Workshop dinner

Women's Gathering

On Tuesday at 3:00 pm, there will be a Women In Mathematics gathering, which is open to women and men. This is an opportunity for the workshop participants and staff members of South Australian mathematics departments to meet and get to know each other. This meeting is supported by the AustMS Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG).


David Baraglia

Evgeny Buchbinder

Vladimir Chernov

José Figueroa-O'Farrill

  1. Supersymmetric supergravity backgrounds

    A short historical introduction to supersymmetry and supergravity will be followed by the introduction of the main example: eleven-dimensional supergravity. We will define the notion of supersymmetric supergravity background and introduce the classification problem.

  2. Eleven-dimensional supergravity backgrounds

    We will go through some examples of supersymmetric supergravity backgrounds and discuss the state of the art in the classification problem. We will discuss the Killing superalgebra of a background, compute it in some examples and show and look at its properties under geometric limits.

  3. Gauge/gravity correspondence for M2 branes

    After a very brief discussion of the gauge/gravity correspondence, we will focus on the case of M2 branes: a conjectured correspondence between certain kinds of eleven-dimensional supersymmetric supergravity backgrounds and certain kinds of three-dimensional superconformal field theories. I will discuss in some detail some of the classification results on the gravity side.

  4. The algebraic structure of three-dimensional superconformal field theories

    Three-dimensional superconformal field theories dual to M2 branes have a rich algebraic structure, encoded in a Lie-like algebra defined by a ternary product. We will discuss the structure of these so-called 3-algebras and some of their properties.

  5. Some classification results for metric 3-algebras

    We discuss the relationship between metric 3-algebras and metric Lie algebras and state (and sketch the proofs) of several classification results.

Sergei Kuzenko

Paul Norbury

David Ridout

Dennis The

Simon Wood

Maxim Zabzine

Workshop Dinner

The workshop dinner will be at the Red Ochre Grill on Tuesday, April 14, at 7:30 pm.