nLab Krzysztof Gawedzki

Krzysztof Gawędzki is a mathematical physicist. Much of his works is related to conformal field theory, especially geometric aspects of WZNW models. More recently he studies turbulence. He has helped identidy the Kalb-Ramond field/B-field with a cocycle in ordinary differential cohomology (in Deligne cohomology/a bundle gerbe with connection).

Pronounciation note: the Polish ‘ę’ (cf. wikipedia) has a nazalization.

Selected writings

On 2d conformal field theory:

  • Topological actions in two-dimensional quantum field theories Nonperturbative quantum field theory (Cargèse, 1987), 101–141, NATO Adv. Sci. Inst. Ser. B Phys., 185, Plenum, New York, 1988.

  • Lectures on CFT (from Park City, published in QFT and strings for mathematicians, Dijkgraaf et al editors, site) source, dvi, ps

with emphases on the WZW model and its relation to Chern-Simons theory via the CS-WZW correspondence:

On the basic bundle gerbe over a compact simple Lie group in relation to the WZW model:

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