Nuclear & Particle Physics Seminar

Dec 2, 2019

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Van Allen Hall, 618

30 North Dubuque Street, North Liberty, IA 52317

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Mr. Calvin Mera; Department of Physics & Astronomy; University of Iowa

"Instanton Floer Homology"

Abstract: First, we review Witten’s reformulation of Morse theory in terms of supersymmetric quantum mechanics. Then, we generalize Witten’s work to a field theoretic setting and obtain Floer’s 3-manifold invariants called Instanton Floer Homology.

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