Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: The singularities of the Yang-Mills flow
Speaker: Tristan Collins
Speaker Info: Columbia University
Brief Description:
Special Note: Note the unusual time for the actual talk.

The existence of Yang-Mills connections on vector bundles is a deep and important problem in both mathematics and physics. A deep theorem of Donaldson-Uhlenbeck-Yau states that the existence of a Yang-Mills connection on a holomorphic vector bundle E over a compact Kahler manifold is equivalent to the stability of E in the sense of Mumford-Takemoto.

The aim of this talk is to discuss some recent progress toward understanding the analytic singularities of the Yang-Mills flow on a holomorphic vector bundle on a compact Kahler manifold, specifically in the case when E fails to be stable.

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Time: 1:00pm
Where: Lunt 101
Contact Person: Valentino Tosatti
Contact email: tosatti@math.northwestern.edu
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