Corrigan minicourse on classical and quantum integrability

Speaker: Edward Corrigan (York University)

Title: Aspects of classical and quantum integrability

Description: The purpose of these lectures is to give an introduction to some of the ideas that underpin the notion of integrability, both its classical origins and properties within systems with finitely many degrees of freedom or nonlinear two-dimensional field theories such as sine-Gordon or Toda field theory, together with some of the methods used to determine properties of the associated quantum field theories, such as their spectrum of states and scattering. More recently investigated properties of systems with one or two boundaries, or containing impurities or defects will be discussed briefly. It is intended to keep the presentation at a level suitable for those with no previous experience of the topics yet also to provide some reasonably detailed examples alongside a broader perspective.

Lecture 1: Tuesday April 9, 10:30-12:00, Sala 3

Lecture 2: Thursday April 11, 10:30-12:00, Sala 3

Lecture 3: Tuesday April 16, 10:30-12:00, Sala 3

Lecture 4: Thursday April 18, 10:30-12:00, Sala 3