Workshop on Arithmetic Chern-Simons Theory
Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
May 22-26, 2017
Organizers: Frauke Bleher, Ted Chinburg and Roland van der Veen
(partially funded by NSF FRG Grant DMS-1360767)
Ideas from quantum field theory have been applied to problems in topology and geometry with great success. For example Witten’s application of the Chern- Simons quantum field theory revolutionized the field of three-dimensional topology and hyperbolic geometry. The goal of this workshop is to explore connections between this work and a new arithmetic version of Chern-Simons theory proposed by Minhyong Kim.