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Friday, November 21, 2014 — 2:30 PM EST

Savdeep Sethi, University of Chicago

“Triples, Instantons and Domain Walls”

The vacuum structure of gauge theory on tori is surprisingly rich. For certain gauge groups, there exist disconnected components in the space of flat connections, which can be used to build novel topologically non-trivial gauge-field configurations. These configurations have applications in both field theory and string theory. I will describe these constructions and some of the many associated open questions.

Location 
MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
5046
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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