IAS High Energy Theory Seminar

Codes and Conformal Field Theories

This seminar will be presented in-person in the Bloomberg Lecture Hall at the IAS and on Zoom.

For contact-tracing purposes all off-campus attendees must register for this seminar: 

All in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated, including a booster dose, and masks are required in all indoor spaces (except while actively eating and drinking). Additionally, all off-campus attendees are required to upload proof of vaccination, including booster dose, via the IAS CrowdPass App 

Abstract: I will review recent progress connecting (quantum) codes with two-dimensional conformal field theories of the Narain type. In the first part of the talk I will show how codes can be used to construct CFTs with large spectral gap. In the second part I will construct a map from a large class of rational Narain CFTs to quantum stabilizer codes. 

Date & Time

March 14, 2022 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm


Bloomberg Lecture Hall (IAS) & on Zoom


Speaker Affiliation

University of Kentucky & Skoltech