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Topology, geometry and quantum field theory; proceedings.


Topology, geometry and quantum field theory; proceedings.

Symposium on Topology, Geometry, and Quantum Field Theory (2002: Oxford University) Ed. Ulrike Tillmann.

Cambridge U. Pr.


577 pages



London Mathematical Society lecture note series; 308


Physicists, geometers, and topologists attended a June 2002 symposium in honor of scholar Graeme Segal. Papers from the symposium reflect the central role of non-abelian gauge theory in elementary particle physics and the emerging study of super-symmetry and string theory. Topics discussed include string theory, M-theory, and quantum gravity, as well as K-theory, elliptic cohomology, quantum cohomology, and string topology. Segal's manuscript, "The Definition of Conformal Field Theory," written 15 years ago, is published here for the first time, with a new introduction by Segal. Tillmann is affiliated with the University of Oxford. There is no subject index.

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