4pm - 5pm

Tuesday 27 July 2021

Higher gauge theory, BV formalism and self-dual theories from twistor space

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

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  • Lorenzo Raspollini (University of Surrey)


I will discuss how higher algebraic structures arise in ordinary field theory via the Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism. I will briefly review L-algebras and their homotopy Maurer-Cartan theory introducing higher gauge theory. Finally, I will show how these ideas can be combined to those of twistor theory to discuss self-dual field theory in six dimensions.

This is a pre-viva talk. See INSPIRE for all papers.