Title: Quantum Field Theory -- the Mathematics in it
Speaker: Prof. Kalyan B. Sinha JNCASR and IISc
Date: 01 April 2011
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (first lecture)
Venue: Lecture Hall I, Department of Mathematics
Beginning with the attempts of Heisenberg and Pauli in the 1920’s, the subject grewat an astonishing speed, culminating in the remarkable predictive successof Quantum Electrodynamics.Different attemptsto bring the subjectto a sound mathematical footing (comparable to that of Quantum Mechanics)– whetheranalytic, operator-algebraic or geometric – have tastedonly partial success. These talks will try to give a bird’s-eye view of the mathematical areas (ideas)spawned by these attempts, keeping in view the recent book of Folland on this subject.