19.03.2014 (Wednesday)

Localisation on three-manifolds

Regular Seminar Paul Richmond (Oxford)

13:15 KCL
room S-1.04

In this talk I will discuss the localisation of supersymmetric gauge theories on Riemannian three-manifolds with the topology of a three-sphere. The three-manifold is always equipped with an almost contact structure and an associated Reeb vector field. The partition function depends only on this vector field and has an explicit expression in terms of the double sine function. In addition, I will discuss the possibility of generalising this work to five dimensions.