4pm - 5pm
Tuesday 20 July 2021

Homotopy algebras, gauge theories and gravity

This is a pre-viva talk by Tommaso Macrelli, a PhD student in the Fields, Strings, and Geometry Group.

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Abstract

After a review of homotopy algebras, we discuss how these structures emerge in quantum field theory. We focus then on the application of these sophisticated mathematical tools to scattering amplitudes (both tree- and loop-level) and to the understanding of the dualities between gauge theories and gravity, highlighting generalizations of old results and presenting new ones.

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