Jim Simons Speaks on Chern–Simons Theory

Jim Simons, IAS Trustee Emeritus and former Member in the School of Mathematics, gives a firsthand account of the work that would become known as Chern–Simons theory.

The result of Simons's collaboration with Shiing-Shen Chern, also a former Member in the School, Chern–Simons theory has gone on to play a significant role in several areas of physics.

Following Simons's talk, former Members Cumrun Vafa and Michael H. Freedman lectured on the applications of Chern–Simons theory in their respective areas.

Read more, and watch the video, recorded on April 25, 2018, at the Simons Foundation.


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