Topology, geometry and quantum field theory; proceedings.0521540496
Topology, geometry and quantum field theory quantum field theory, study of the quantum mechanical interaction of elementary particles and fields. Quantum field theory applied to the understanding of electromagnetism is called quantum electrodynamics (QED), and it has proved spectacularly successful in ; proceedings.
Symposium on Topology, Geometry, and Quantum Field Theory (2002: Oxford University) Ed. Ulrike Tillmann.
Cambridge U. Pr.
London Mathematical Society The London Mathematical Society (LMS) is the leading mathematical society in England. History
The Society was established on 16 January 1865, the first president being Augustus De Morgan. lecture note series; 308
Physicists, geometers, and topologists attended a June 2002 symposium in honor of scholar Graeme Segal Graeme B. Segal (b. 1942) is a British mathematician, and Professor at the University of Oxford.
He received his Ph.D. in 1967 from the University of Oxford; his thesis, written under the supervision of Michael Atiyah, was titled Equivariant K-theory . . Papers from the symposium reflect the central role of non-abelian gauge theory Gauge theory
The theoretical foundation of the four fundamental forces of nature, the electromagnetic, weak, strong, and gravitational interactions. Gauge symmetry lies at the heart of 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 A conformal field theory (CFT) is a quantum field theory (or statistical mechanics model at the critical point) that is invariant under conformal transformations. Conformal field theory is often studied in two dimensions where there is an infinite-dimensional group of local ," 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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