Title: Equivariant String Topology
Program Website: Interactions of Homotopy Theory and Algebraic Topology with Physics through Algebra and Geometry
Speaker: Constantin Teleman, UC Berkeley
Date: Friday, April 24, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:30pm
Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center
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Abstract: I will discuss the homological algebra of 2-dimensional gauge theory, with String Topology as an example. Calculations there are possible by rational homotopy techniques. The role of the (rationalized) classifying space BG is assumed by a hyper-Kaehler space of double the size, the so-called `space of vacua’ for pure 3-dimensional gauge theory.