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Contact instantons and twistor geometry

Presented by: 
M Wolf University of Surrey
Date: 
Thursday 12th April 2012 - 16:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 2
Abstract: 
Subject of this talk is the twistor geometry discussion of a five-dimensional generalisation of the instanton equation known as the contact instanton equation. This equation was recently introduced in the context of (twisted) supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory on the five-dimensional sphere. If time permits, certain extensions to higher dimensions and supersymmetric generalisations will also be presented.
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