Nuclear & Particle Physics Seminar

December 9, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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.