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London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series #308: Topology, Geometry and Quantum Field Theory: Proceedings of the 2002 Oxford Symposium in Honour of the 60th Birthday of Graeme Segal

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This volume covers the proceedings of an international conference held in Oxford in June 2002. In addition to articles arising from the conference, the book also contains the famous as-yet-unpublished article by Graeme Segal on the Definition of Conformal Field Theories. It is ideal as a view of the current state of the art and will appeal to established researchers as well as to novice graduate students.

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Physicists, geometers, and topologists attended a June 2002 symposium in honor of scholar Graeme Segal. Papers from the symposium reflect the central role of non-abelian gauge theory in elementary particle physics and the emerging study of super-symmetry and string theory. Topics discussed include string theory, M-theory, and quantum gravity, as well as K-theory, elliptic cohomology, quantum cohomology, and string topology. Segal's manuscript, "The Definition of Conformal Field Theory," written 15 years ago, is published here for the first time, with a new introduction by Segal. Tillmann is affiliated with the University of Oxford. There is no subject index.
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Physicists, geometers, and topologists attended a June 2002 symposium in honor of scholar Graeme Segal. Papers from the symposium reflect the central role of non-abelian gauge theory in elementary particle physics and the emerging study of super-symmetry and string theory. Topics discussed include string theory, M-theory, and quantum gravity, as well as K-theory, elliptic cohomology, quantum cohomology, and string topology. Segal's manuscript, "The Definition of Conformal Field Theory," written 15 years ago, is published here for the first time, with a new introduction by Segal. Tillmann is affiliated with the University of Oxford. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Visionary articles explaining approaches to important problems on the interface of pure mathematics and mathematical physics.

Synopsis:

These proceedings contain surveys articles, research articles, and visionary articles that explain new approaches to important problems on the interface of pure mathematics and mathematical physics. Ideal for students and researchers, it gives a snapshot of the current state of the field as well as defining directions for future research.

Table of Contents

Part I. Contributions: 1. A variant of K-theory Michael Atiyah and Michael Hopkins; 2. Two-vector bundles and forms of elliptic cohomology Nils Baas, Bjorn Dundas and John Rognes; 3. Geometric realisation of the Segal-Sugawara construction David Ben-Zvi and Edward Frenkel; 4. Differential isomorphism and equivalence of algebraic varieties Yuri Berest and George Wilson; 5. A polarized view of string topology Ralph Cohen and Veronique Godin; 6. Random matrices and Calabi-Yau geometry Robbert Dijkgraaf; 7. A survey of the topological properties of symplectomorphism groups Dusa McDuff; 8. K-theory from a physical perspective Gregory Moore; 9. Heisenberg groups and algebraic topology Jack Morava; 10. What is an elliptic object? Stephan Stolz and Peter Teichner; 11. Open and closed string field theory interpreted in classical algebraic topology Dennis Sullivan; 12. K-theory of the moduli of principal bundles on a surface and deformations of the Verlinde algebra Constantin Teleman; 13. Cohomology of the stable mapping class group Michael S. Weiss; 14. Conformal field theory in four and six dimensions Edward Witten; Part II. The Definition of Conformal Field Theory by Graeme Segal: 15. Definition of a conformal field theory Graeme Segal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521540490
Editor:
Tillmann, Ulrike
Editor:
Cassels, J. W. S.
Editor:
Tillmann, Ulrike
Editor:
Cassels, J. W. S.
Editor:
Hitchin, N. J.
Author:
Tillmann, U. L.
Author:
Tillmann, Ulrike
Author:
Cassels, J. W. S.
Editor:
Hitchin, N. J.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Applied
Subject:
Geometry - General
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Homology theory
Subject:
Quantum gravity
Subject:
String models
Subject:
Field theory
Subject:
Homology theory -- Congresses.
Subject:
Field theory (physics)
Subject:
Physics-Quantum Mechanics
Subject:
Topology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series
Series Volume:
308
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
51 b/w illus.
Pages:
590
Dimensions:
8.98 x 5.98 x 1.3 in 1.9 lb

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