MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Alexei Rosly (ITEP)
Title: Self-Dual Yang-Mills Theory and Twistors
Date: Tue, Nov 08, 2016, 13:15 - 14:45
Place: Seminar Room A
Abstract: The Self-Dual Yang-Mills Theory is an extreme and non-physical simplification of an ordinary Yang-Mills Theory. Nevertheless, it provides a useful exercise in quantum field theory. In particular, it gives an example of a four dimensional non-supersymmetric theory which is conformal. Therefore, it should have a formulation in the twistor space and it does indeed. We describe this with an emphasis on construction of observables associated with holomorphic curves in twistor space.