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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Nigel Higson, Mari Royer, John Roe.

Title:Higgs bundles and index theory
Seminar:Noncommutative Geometry Seminar
Speaker:Eric Korman, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract:
Secondary index theorems give information about additional structures on the index bundle (e.g. a flat connection), which are not detectable by the usual families index theorem. In this talk, I will discuss such an index theorem for Higgs bundles. I will describe the characteristic classes of Higgs bundles that are used in the theorem and also explain the connections with Bismut and Lott's index theorem for flat vector bundles.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:11 / 21 / 2013
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm