Lectures on 2D Yang-Mills Theory, Equivariant Cohomology and Topological Field Theories

@inproceedings{Cordes1994LecturesO2,
  title={Lectures on 2D Yang-Mills Theory, Equivariant Cohomology and Topological Field Theories},
  author={S. Cordes and G. Moore and S. Ramgoolam},
  year={1994}
}
These are expository lectures reviewing (1) recent developments in two-dimensional Yang-Mills theory, and (2) the construction of topological field theory Lagrangians. Topological field theory is discussed from the point of view of infinite-dimensional differential geometry. We emphasize the unifying role of equivariant cohomology both as the underlying principle in the formulation of BRST transformation laws and as a central concept in the geometrical interpretation of topological field… Expand
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