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Gauge theories: dynamical and topological aspects

Grant number: 07/06860-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2008
Effective date (End): February 28, 2010
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Elementary Particle Physics and Fields
Principal Investigator:Ricardo Antonio Mosna
Grantee:Gustavo Marques Tavares
Host Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:05/04558-0 - Symmetries in geometry, topology and mathematical physics, AP.TEM

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to approach dynamical and topological aspects of gauge theories with special attention paid to the geometry of instantons and sphalerons. We aim to provide the student with a strong background in the interface between Physics and Geometry, via the theory of connections on fiber bundles, index theorems and their relationship with anomalies in gauge theories. In a second step, the student will be presented to several subjects of ongoing research, with emphasis on instantons in curved spaces and the interplay between sphalerons and homotopy groups generators with minimizing properties.

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TAVARES, Gustavo Marques. Instantons in curved spaces. 2010. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin Campinas, SP.

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