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.
On 2d conformal field theory and introducing Deligne cohomology in degree 3 (bundle gerbes with connection) as global models for the background B-field, such as in the WZW model:
Krzysztof Gawędzki, Topological Actions in two-dimensional Quantum Field Theories, in: Nonperturbative quantum field theory, Nato Science Series B 185, Springer (1988) [spire:257658, doi:10.1007/978-1-4613-0729-7_5, pdf]
Lectures on CFT (from Park City, published in QFT and strings for mathematicians, Dijkgraaf et al editors, site) source, dvi, ps
and 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:
Krzysztof Gawędzki, Nuno Reis, WZW branes and gerbes, Rev. Math. Phys. 14 (2002) 1281-1334 [arXiv:hep-th/0205233, doi:10.1142/S0129055X02001557]
Krzysztof Gawędzki, Nuno Reis, Basic gerbe over non-simply connected compact groups, Journal of Geometry and Physics 50 1-4 (2004) 28–55 [arXiv:0307010, doi:10.1016/j.geomphys.2003.11.004]
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