Topology and Physics: Proceedings of the Nankai International Conference in Memory of Xiao-Song Lin, Tianjin, China 27-31 July 2007
ISBN/ASIN: 981281910X,9789812819109 | 2008 | English | pdf | 433/466 pages | 4.09 Mb
Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc | Author: Kevin Lin, Zhenghan Wang, Weiping Zhang
This unique volume, resulting from a conference at the Chern Institute of Mathematics dedicated to the memory of Xiao-Song Lin, presents a broad connection between topology and physics as exemplified by the relationship between low-dimensional topology and quantum field theory. The volume includes works on picture (2+1) – TQFTs and their applications to quantum computing, categorification and Khovanov homology, Gromov – Witten type invariants, twisted Alexander polynomials, Faddeev knots, generalized Ricci flow, Calabi – Yau problems for CR manifolds, Milnor's conjecture on volume of simplexes, Heegaard genera of 3-manifolds, and the (A,B) – slice problem. It also includes five unpublished papers of Xiao-Song Lin and various speeches related to the memorial conference.