TY - JOUR
T1 - Gauge theory: from physics to geometry
JF - Rend. Istit. Mat. Univ. Trieste 42 (2010) 103-128
Y1 - 2010
A1 - Ugo Bruzzo
AB - Maxwell theory may be regarded as a prototype of gauge theory and generalized to nonabelian gauge theory. We briey sketch the history of the gauge theories, from Maxwell to Yang-Mills theory, and the identification of gauge fields with connections on fibre bundles. We introduce the notion of instanton and consider the moduli spaces of such objects. Finally, we discuss some modern techniques for studying the topology of these moduli spaces.
PB - Istituto di matematica. Universita\\\' di Trieste
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/4105
U1 - 299
U2 - Mathematics
U3 - Mathematical Physics
ER -