Jan Manschot

Associate Professor in Theoretical Physics

Course Coordinator for Moderatorship in Theoretical Physics

Contact details

School of Mathematics

Trinity College

Dublin 2


Hamilton Building

Office: 2.5

Telephone: +353 1 896 8516

Email: manschot AT maths.tcd.ie


Research interests

My research deals with fundamental aspects of quantum field theory, gravity and string theory. I am in particular interested in the dynamics of non-perturbative objects of these theories, such as instantons, monopoles, black holes and D-branes. My research is supported by the Laureate Award "Modularity in Quantum Field Theory and Gravity" from the Irish Research Council.

Recent preprints and publications:

  1. with G. Beaujard and B. Pioline, "Vafa-Witten invariants from exceptional collections", arXiv:2004.14466

  2. with G. W. Moore and X. Zhang, "Effective gravitational couplings of four-dimensional N=2 supersymmetric gauge theories", arXiv:1912.04091

  3. with G. Korpas, G. W. Moore, I. Nidaiev, "Mocking the u-plane integral", arXiv:1910.13410

  4. with S. Alexandrov, B. Pioline, "S-duality and refined BPS indices", arXiv:1910.03098

  5. with G. Korpas, G. W. Moore, I. Nidaiev, "Renormalization and BRST symmetry in Donaldson-Witten theory", arXiv:1901.03540

  6. "Vafa-Witten theory and iterated integrals of modular forms", arXiv:1709.10098

  7. with G. Korpas, "Donaldson-Witten theory and indefinite theta functions", arXiv:1707.06235

  8. with S. Alexandrov, S. Banerjee, B. Pioline, "Multiple D3-instantons and modular forms II", arXiv:1702.05497

  9. with S. Mozgovoy, "Intersection cohomology of moduli spaces of sheaves on surfaces", arXiv:1612.07620

  10. with S. Alexandrov, S. Banerjee, B. Pioline, "Indefinite theta series and generalized error functions", arXiv:1606.05495

  11. with S. Alexandrov, S. Banerjee, B. Pioline, "Multiple D3-instantons and modular forms I", arXiv:1605.05945

  12. with K. Bringmann, and L. Rolen, "Identities for generalized Appell functions and the blow-up formula", arXiv:1510.00630

  13. with M. Z. Rolón, "The asymptotic profile of χy-genera of Hilbert schemes of points on K3 surfaces", arXiv:1411.1093

  14. "Sheaves on P2 and Generalized Appell Functions", arXiv:1407.7785

See for a more complete list for example: inspire or scholar.google.com

Past activities:

Gauge Theory and Virtual Invariants, 13-17 May 2019

Indefinite Theta Functions and Applications in Physics & Geometry, 6-9 June 2017

Journées de Physique Mathématique Lyon "BPS states, Hitchin Systems and Quivers", 3-5 September 2014, proceedings are published in Confluentes Mathematici

Last update: 1 May 2020