Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Robert Cornea, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

A basic Introduction to Higgs Bundles and Vafa-Witten Bundles, Part Two

This will be a continuation of my previous talk. In this talk we will introduce a way one can generalize Higgs bundles over a Kähler surface. These are called Vafa-Witten bundles. We will discuss how one can view these as a dimensional reduction of a Yang-Mills type equation similar to that of ordinary Higgs bundles. We will give examples and then discuss how one can go on and study further properties of Vafa-Witten bundles.

This seminar will be held both online and in person: