I will try to describe what nonlinear sigma-models are and how they allow the study of geometry. After explaining some physical motivations for the study of these models, I will review actions and symmetries (including supersymmetry) and symmetry algebras. On the math side, I will review Riemannian, Kahler, and hyperkahler geometry, and discuss quotients in all three contexts.
Professor Sergei Kuzenko, Physics;
Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger, Mathematics
Professor Martin Rocek (C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stony Brook University, USA)
Rm 2:15, Physics, UWA
: 6488 2738
Wed, 09 Feb 2011 16:00
Wed, 09 Feb 2011 17:00
Gay Hollister <[email protected]>
Mon, 07 Feb 2011 08:25
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