Seminar on Seiberg-Witten Theory

This is the webpage of the student learning seminar on Seiberg-Witten theory. The current version of the website design is stolen from the 2016 Remynar.

For the first 5-6 lectures, we will set up the basics of the Seiberg-Witten theory following Morgan's book [M]. After that we will move on to applications, such as those in [KM_Thom], [KM_P], [GS], and possibly discuss the Floerified 3-manifold theory (with the help of some friendly postdocs).


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Organizers: Semon Rezchikov, Tim Large.

Time and location: Wed 5-7 Math 622. We will announce modifications on colloquium days.

Date Speaker Title Ref.
13 Sep Tim Large Introduction to Gauge theory Invariants [KM]
20 Sep Semon Rechikov Clifford Algebras and Spin structures [M] Ch 1-2
27 Sep No Seminar
Oct 4 Semon Rezchikov Standard consequences of SW theory for four-manifold topology Gompf-Stipcitz
Oct 11 Fried Tong Compactness of SW moduli spaces [M] Ch. 5
Oct 18 Tim Large Transversality and Smoothness of SW moduli spaces [M] Ch. 4, 6
Oct 25 No Seminar
Nov 1 Oleg Lazarev @ 4:30 in 622 A survey of results on symplectic structures on 4-manifolds The Space of Symplectic Structures on Closed 4-Manifolds