After a brief introduction to differential geometry and global supersymmetry, we will study minimal and extended supergravities in diverse dimensions. The course will be oriented towards applications of supergravities as backgrounds for supersymmetric quantum field theories, as well as in the AdS/CFT correspondence.
General Relativity or basic differential geometry, basic background in supersymmetry.
Supergravity, D. Z. Freedman and A. Van Proeyen, Cambridge University Press 2012
Ioannis Papadimitriou is a graduate of Imperial College London (M.Sci. ‘00), the University of Pennsylvania (M.S. ‘02) and the University of Amsterdam (Ph.D. ‘05). Following postdoctoral appointments at a number European institutes including CERN, he was an Assistant Professor at the Korea Institute for Advanced Study in Seoul since 2017, before joining BIMSA as a faculty member in 2021. Ioannis’s research focuses on string theory, quantum field theory, black holes and the AdS/CFT correspondence.