CMSA Math Science Literature Lecture Series
Dan Freed - University of Texas at Austin
TITLE: The Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem
ABSTRACT: The story of the index theorem ties together the Gang of Four— Atiyah, Bott, Hirzebruch, and Singer—and lies at the intersection of analysis, geometry, and topology. In the first part of the talk I will recount high points in the early developments. Then I turn to subsequent variations and applications. Throughout I emphasize the role of the Dirac operator.
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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