Prof. Edward Witten holds the Charles Simonyi chair at The Institute for
Advanced Study in Princeton.
He is one of the world's leading researchers in string theory (as the
founder of M-theory) and quantum field theory and he has been honored with
numerous awards, including a MacArthur Grant, an Einstein Medal, a Klein
Medal, a Fields Medal, a Dirac Medal, a Clay Research Award and the
National Medal of Science.

Poster for the Lectures.

CTQM Nielsen Lecture

Gauge Theory and The Geometric Langlands Program

Monday, 26 June, 2006 at 10:30 in Auditorium F at the Department of
Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Aarhus.

Abstract:
A twisted version
of four-dimensional supersymmetric gauge theory can be used to
study the geometric Langlands program. The twist involved is
analogous to the twist by which Donaldson theory can be obtained
from supersymmetric gauge theory.

Abstract:Quark confinement is the
problem of understanding why quarks are permanently bound together
into particles such as protons and neutrons. The talk will be a
survey of old and new insights relating this question to string
theory and black holes.

Reception

After the Lindhard Lecture, there will be a reception in
the Lakeside Lecture Theatures.

The two lecture series

The Nielsen Lecture series is a new lecture series organised by
CTQM. Prof. Edward Witten will be the first speaker in this series.

The Lindhard Lectures are organised by CTN.
Prof. Edward Witten will give the second lecture in this
series. The first was given by Sir Roger Penrose, Rouse Ball Professor of
Mathematics at the University of Oxford, on 3 June, 2005.