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Contact instantons and twistor geometry

Wolf, M (University of Surrey)
Thursday 12 April 2012, 16:00-17:00

Seminar Room 2, Newton Institute Gatehouse


Subject of this talk is the twistor geometry discussion of a five-dimensional generalisation of the instanton equation known as the contact instanton equation. This equation was recently introduced in the context of (twisted) supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory on the five-dimensional sphere. If time permits, certain extensions to higher dimensions and supersymmetric generalisations will also be presented.

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