**Speaker**: Si Li (Yau Mathematics Science Center, Tsinghua University)

**Title: **Elliptic chiral homology and chiral index

**Abstract:** We present an effective quantization theory for chiral deformation of two-dimensional conformal field theories. We explain a connection between the quantum master equation and the chiral homology for vertex operator algebras. As an application, we construct correlation functions of the curved beta-gamma/b-c system and establish a coupled equation relating to chiral homology groups of chiral differential operators. This can be viewed as the vertex algebra analogue of the trace map in algebraic index theory. The talk is based on the recent work arXiv:2112.14572 [math.QA].