Friday, August 23 2019
14:00 - 15:30

Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall

APS η-invariant, path integrals, and mock modularity

Diksha Jain

University of Sissa

I will show that the Atiyah-Patodi-Singer η-invariant can be related to the temperature-dependent Witten index of a noncompact theory and will give a new proof of the APS theorem using scattering theory. I will then motivate how the η-invariant can be computed using path integral and use this method to compute η-invariant for Cigar. The relation between η-invariant and Mock modular forms will also be hinted.

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