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The Symplectic Geometry of Connections

[HYBRID WORKSHOP] Introductory Workshop: Analytic and Geometric Aspects of Gauge Theory August 29, 2022 - September 02, 2022

September 01, 2022 (02:00 PM PDT - 03:00 PM PDT)
Speaker(s): Katrin Wehrheim (University of California, Berkeley)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Atrium
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The Symplectic Geometry Of Connections


This talk will explore the questions "Why might symplectic geometry reproduce gauge theoretic invariants for 3- and 4-dimensional manifolds, and why might one care?" 
All symplectic notions will be introduced -- at the infinite/finite dimensional examples of connections on trivial bundles and (holonomy)-representations of fundamental groups. 
For background, citations, and speculations see https://arxiv.org/abs/1602.04908.

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