**AMS/IP Studies in Advanced Mathematics**

Volume: 50;
2011;
446 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 11; 14; 16; 19; 20; 30; 32; 46; 53; 54; 55; 57; 58; 70; 81; 83;
**Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-5353-5
Product Code: AMSIP/50**

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# Chern-Simons Gauge Theory: 20 Years After

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*Jørgen E. Andersen; Hans U. Boden; Atle Hahn; Benjamin Himpel*

A co-publication of the AMS and International Press of Boston, Inc.

In 1989, Edward Witten discovered a deep
relationship between quantum field theory and knot theory, and this
beautiful discovery created a new field of research called
Chern-Simons theory. This field has the remarkable feature of
intertwining a large number of diverse branches of research in
mathematics and physics, among them low-dimensional topology,
differential geometry, quantum algebra, functional and stochastic
analysis, quantum gravity, and string theory.

The 20-year anniversary of Witten's discovery provided an
opportunity to bring together researchers working in Chern-Simons
theory for a meeting, and the resulting conference, which took place
during the summer of 2009 at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
in Bonn, included many of the leading experts in the field. This
volume documents the activities of the conference and presents several
original research articles, including another monumental paper by
Witten that is sure to stimulate further activity in this and related
fields. This collection will provide an excellent overview of the
current research directions and recent progress in Chern-Simons gauge
theory.

Titles in this series are co-published with International Press of Boston, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

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## Chern-Simons Gauge Theory: 20 Years After

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in mathematical physics; topological quantum field theory; Chern-Simons theory.