11/26/2015 - 16:00

11/26/2015 - 17:00

Speaker:

Patrick Labelle (Bishop’s, Sherbrooke)

Location:

Concordia University, Math Help Center, room 912.00 / Library Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montréal

Abstract:

In 1994, Seiberg and Witten used a clever approach to obtain the low energy dynamics of a certain supersymmetric gauge theory. Using monodromy data obtained from physical considerations they observed that the physics was encoded in an elliptic curve. The talk will describe the physics problem and the solution. It will also briefly address the connection with the partition function of Nekrasov and a conjectured relation to the topological recursion of Eynard and Orantin.