Seiberg-Witten theory



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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.


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

The original article is

Reviews include

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)

Discussion of lifts of SW-invariants to M-theory includes

A lift of Seiberg-Witten invariants to classes in circle group-equivariant stable cohomotopy is discussed in

  • M. Furuta, (2001), Monopole Equation and the 11/8-Conjecture , Mathematical Research Letters 8: 279–291 (doi)

  • A stable cohomotopy refinement of Seiberg-Witten invariants: I (arXiv:math/0204340)

  • A stable cohomotopy refinement of Seiberg-Witten invariants: II (arXiv:math/0204267)

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