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Seiberg-Witten theory

Context

Physics

physics, mathematical physics, philosophy of physics

Surveys, textbooks and lecture notes


theory (physics), model (physics)

experiment, measurement, computable physics

Quantum field theory

Contents

Idea

Seiberg-Witten theory studies the moduli space of vacua in N=2 D=4 super Yang-Mills theory, in particular the electric-magnetic duality (Montonen-Olive duality) of the theory.

References

For more and for general references see at N=2 D=4 super Yang-Mills theory.

The original article is

Reviews include

  • Jürgen Einhorn, Thomas Friedrich, Seiberg-Witten theory (pdf)

  • Simon Donaldson, The Seiberg-Witten equations and 4-manifold topology (pdf)

  • Matilde Marcolli, Seiberg-Witten gauge theory, pdf

  • piljin yi, Seiberg-Witten theory – with a view toward MQCD (pdf)

A useful discussion of the physical origins of the Seiberg-Witten equations for mathematicians is in

  • Siye Wu, The Geometry and Physics of the Seiberg-Witten Equations, Progress in mathematics, volume 205 (2002)

Revised on April 16, 2014 23:57:41 by Urs Schreiber (82.169.114.243)