Graduate Student Colloquium: Xianzhe Dai (UCSB), 'Why God is a geometer II'

Event Date: 

Thursday, May 16, 2013 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

Event Location: 

  • 6635 South Hall

Event Contact: 

Daryl Cooper

Email: cooper@math.ucsb.edu

Abstract: There are four fundamental forces in nature: the gravity, the electromagnetic force, the weak nuclear force, and the strong nuclear force. The first one is modelled on Riemannian geometry, while the rest by the differential geometry of vector bundles (Gauge theories). I will discuss the various geometric ideas related to those.