Organizers: Laura Fredrickson (Oregon), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford), Tomasz Mrowka (MIT), Laura Schaposnik (Illinois at Chicago), Thomas Walpuski (Humboldt)
CMI Enhancement and Partnership Program
The mathematics and physics around gauge theory have, since their first interaction in the mid 1970’s, prompted tremendous developments in both mathematics and physics. Deep and fundamental tools in partial differential equations have been developed to provide rigorous foundations for the mathematical study of gauge theories. This led to ongoing revolutions in the understanding of manifolds of dimensions 3 and 4 and presaged the development of symplectic topology. Ideas from quantum field theory have provided deep insights into new directions and conjectures on the structure of gauge theories and suggested many potential applications. The focus of this program will be those parts of gauge theory which hold promise for new applications to geometry and topology and require development of new analytic tools for their study.
Professor Tomasz Mrowka (MIT) has been appointed as a Clay Senior Scholar to participate in this program.