SCGP Weekly Talk: Gerald Dunne, UConn

Title: Resurgence and trans-series in physics
Speaker: Gerald Dunne, UConn
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time: 01:00pm – 02:00pm
Place: Lecture Hall 102, Simons Center


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Abstract: Resurgent asymptotic analysis using trans-series has recently been applied to a wide variety of problems in physics, including matrix models, SUSY theories, Chern-Simons theories, integrable models and topological string theory, exact quantization conditions in quantum mechanics, and asymptotically free quantum field theories. In this talk I will present a general review of the basic ideas underlying resurgence and describe several applications. One of the more remarkable features of resurgence is the capacity to relate fluctuations about different non-perturbative sectors in a precise quantitative manner.

This talk is in conjunction with the Simons Center workshop “Resurgence and localization in string theory and quantum field theory”, running this week.