Seminar on Yang - Mills theory


Seminar: Fundamentals of Yang - Mills theory

The seminar began on December 17, 2019, 10:30am in SeMath008 with an introductory lecture by Christof Melcher. It will be continued in Summer Term 2020. Further sessions will be announced in the events section.


Connections on fibre bundles, curvature, Chern-Weil theory, Yang-Mills equations,
self-dual solutions, topological solitons and instantons.


  1. M. Atiyah: Geometry of Yang-Mills fields
  2. H. Flanders: Differential forms
  3. D. Freed, K. Uhlenbeck: Instantons and four-manifolds
  4. Y. Yang: Solitons in field theory and nonlinear analysis

For questions, please feel free to contact Olaf Wittich .

On request the seminar will be held in English.