CMSA Math Science Literature Lecture Series


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April 6, 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Edward Witten - IAS

TITLE: Isadore Singer’s Work on Analytic Torsion

ABSTRACT: I will review two famous papers of Ray and Singer on analytic torsion written approximately half a century ago. Then I will sketch the influence of analytic torsion in a variety of areas of physics including anomalies, topological field theory, and string theory.

Talk chair: Cumrun Vafa

Written articles will accompany each lecture in this series and be available as part of the publication “History and Literature of Mathematical Science.”

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