Dr. Adrian Vajiac

University of Texas, Austin

"Equivariant Localization in Topological Quantum Field Theories"

We investigate results given by applying certain equivariant localization techniques on the path integrals of TQFTs in 3- and 4-dimensions. In particular, we derive Witten's conjectured formula relating Donaldson and Seiberg--Witten invariants. This approach does not use the theory of non-abelian monopoles, but works directly on the Donaldson--Witten and Seiberg--Witten moduli spaces.

Friday, November 2, 2001
3:00 PM in 335 Jabara Hall

Please join us for refreshments before the lecture at 2:30p.m. in room 353 Jabara Hall.

[ Fall 2001]