Quebec Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

April 9, 2010 from 16:00 to 18:00 (Montreal/EST time) On location

Magnetic monopoles and projective geometry

Colloquium presented by Nigel Hitchin

Solutions to the gauge-theoretic Bogomolny equations in Euclidean space have been much studied, but their hyperbolic analogues present a number of unanswered questions. One aspect translates into the study of rational normal curves in projective space, and we shall show how a natural symmetry of the equations corresponds to a duality theorem in projective geometry.


UQAM, Pav. Sherbrooke, 200, rue Sherbrooke O., room SH-3420