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  • Vendredi 9 décembre

    De 10h00 à 12h30

    Thesis defense : Noncommutative Geometry and Gauge theories on 𝐴𝐹 algebras

    Gaston Nieuviarts

    CPT
    Luminy, Marseille

    Non-commutative geometry (NCG) is a mathematical discipline developed in the 1990s by Alain Connes.
    It is presented as a new generalization of usual geometry, both encompassing and going beyond the Riemannian
    framework, within a purely algebraic formalism. Like Riemannian geometry, NCG also has links with
    physics. Indeed, NCG provided a powerful framework for the reformulation of the Standard Model of Particle
    Physics (SMPP), taking into account general relativity, in a single "geometric" representation, based on Non-
    Commutative Gauge Theories (NCGFT). Moreover, this accomplishment provides a convenient framework to
    study various possibilities to go beyond the SMPP, such as Grand Unified Theories (GUTs). This thesis intends to
    show an elegant method recently developed by Thierry Masson and myself, which proposes a general scheme to
    elaborate GUTs in the framework of NCGFTs. This concerns the study of NCGFTs based on approximately finite
    𝐶∗-algebras (AF-algebras), using either derivations of the algebra or spectral triples to build up the underlying
    differential structure of the Gauge theory. The inductive sequence defining the AF-algebra is used to allow the
    construction of a sequence of NCGFTs of Yang-Mills Higgs types, so that the rank 𝑛 + 1 can represent a grand
    unified theory of the rank 𝑛.The main advantage of this framework is that it controls, using appropriate conditions,
    the interaction of the degrees of freedom along the inductive sequence on the AF algebra. This suggests
    a way to obtain GUT-like models while offering many directions of theoretical investigation to go beyond the
    SMPP.

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