Ma148b Topics in Mathematical Physics: Introduction to Noncommutative Geometry Methods in Physics

Winter 2021: Caltech, Tuesday-Thursday 9:00-10:30am

Instructor: Matilde Marcolli

(Barbara Hepworth, Forms in Movement, 1942)

Brief Course Description

This course presents an introduction to the field of Noncommutative Geometry, with emphasis on spectral triples and the spectral action functional and applications to theoretical physics.

Slides of Classes

Slides of classes will be posted here as the course progresses.

Summary of Lectures

Some book references

There is no official textbook for this class, but the following books will be useful references (available to download as ebooks from the Caltech library - let me know if you have problems accessing them)

Other Reading Material

Suggested reading material including both material covered in the lectures and possible suggestions for student presentations

Schedule of Presentations