Applied Physics/Physics Colloquium presents d = 4 N = 2 Field Theory and Physical Mathematics

Topic: 
d = 4 N = 2 Field Theory and Physical Mathematics
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Hewlett 200
Speaker: 
Greg Moore (Rutgers University)
Abstract / Description: 

d = 4 N = 2 Field Theory and Physical Mathematics

I will explain the meaning of the two phrases in the title. Much of the talk will be a review of the renowned Seiberg-Witten formulation of the low-energy physics of certain four dimensional supersymmetric interacting quantum field theories. In the latter part of the talk I will briefly describe some of the significant progress that has been made in solving for the so-called BPS sector of the Hilbert space of these theories. Investigations into these physical questions have had a nontrivial impact on mathematics.


 

Aut. Qtr. Colloq. committee: R. Blandford (Chair), A. Kapitulnik, R. Laughlin, L. Senatore
Location: Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 200