School Seminars and Colloquia

Gauge Theory and Langlands Duality

School Seminar

by Peter Bouwknegt (Australian National University)

Institution: Australian National University
Date: Wed 12th November 2008
Time: 1:15 PM
Location: Geoff Opat Seminar Room (360), School of Physics

Abstract: In this talk I will explain how electric-magnetic duality (S-duality) of N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory in 4 dimensions is related to the Geometric Langlands program. We will see how important physical concepts, such as Wilson and 't Hooft operators, branes, mirror symmetry of sigma models, and others, when applied to N=4 SYM, give rise to the ingredients and statements of the Geometric Langlands conjecture. At the same time, this talk will serve as an introduction to the Geometric Langlands program.

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