Speaker: Richard Wentworth, University of Maryland
The Yang-Mills Flow and Moduli Spaces
Abstract: The Yang-Mills equations have played an important role in physics in mathematics for nearly 50 years. In the first part of this talk I will survey some recently established aspects of the behavior of the gradient flow associated to the Yang-Mills functional in both the Riemannian and Kaehler situations. In the second part of the talk, I will describe recent work on the structure of compactifications of the moduli space of Hermitian-Yang-Mills connections in higher dimensions.Time: Friday, April 27, 2018, 3:30-4:20 p.m.
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