University of Toronto's Symplectic Geometry Seminar

Monday, 23 February 2009, 2:10pm
Bahen 6183


University of Michigan

Quantum mechanics and generalized theta functions


I will describe how to extend A. Weil's approach to the theory of theta functions to non-Abelian theta functions that arise in Chern-Simons theory. Most of the talk will be an exposition of the case when the gauge group is S^1, but in a manner that admits generalizations to SU(2). This is joint work with Razvan Gelca.