Instantons on multi-Taub-NUT Spaces II: Bow Construction

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Unitary anti-self-dual connections on Asymptotically Locally Flat (ALF) hyperk"ahler spaces are constructed in terms of data organized in a bow. Bows generalize quivers, and the relevant bow gives rise to the underlying ALF space as the moduli space of its particular representation -- the small representation. Any other representation of that bow gives rise to anti-self-dual connections on that ALF space. We prove that each resulting connection has finite action, i.e. it is an instanton. Moreover, we derive the asymptotic form of such a connection and compute its topological class.

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Stern

Mark A. Stern

Professor of Mathematics

The focus of Professor Stern's research is the study of analytic problems arising in geometry, topology,  physics, and number theory.

In recent work, Professor Stern has studied analytical, geometric, and topological questions arising from Yang-Mills theory, Hodge theory, and number theory. These have led for example to a study of (i) stability questions arising in Yang Mills theory and harmonic maps, (ii) energy minimizing connections and instantons,  (iii) new bounds for eigenvalues of Laplace Beltrami operators, and (iv) new bounds for betti numbers.


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