Twistors, integrability, and 4d Chern-Simons theory

PIRSA ID: 21100050
Event Type: Seminar
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Mathematical Physics
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I will connect approaches to classical integrable systems via 4d Chern-Simons theory and via symmetry reductions of the anti-self-dual Yang-Mills equations. In particular, I will consider holomorphic Chern-Simons theory on twistor space, defined using a range of meromorphic (3,0)-forms. On shell these are, in most cases, found to agree with actions for anti-self-dual Yang-Mills theory on space-time. Under symmetry reduction, these space-time actions yield actions for 2d integrable systems. On the other hand, performing the symmetry reduction directly on twistor space reduces the holomorphic Chern-Simons action to 4d Chern-Simons theory.

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