|Date||Feb 06, 2017|
|Speaker||Jethro van Ekeren|
|Dept.||Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil|
The aim of this talk is to describe a very simplified picture of the mathematical formalism of quantum field theory and, with that as motivation, to arrive at the notion of vertex algebra. I will introduce the first nontrivial example of vertex algebra, namely the free boson.