Nuclear & Particle Physics Seminar
Mr. Calvin Mera; Department of Physics & Astronomy; University of Iowa
"Instanton Floer Homology"
Abstract: First, we review Witten’s reformulation of Morse theory in terms of supersymmetric quantum mechanics. Then, we generalize Witten’s work to a field theoretic setting and obtain Floer’s 3-manifold invariants called Instanton Floer Homology.