Thursday, August 25, 2005
Marcos Mariňo's book
Because I helped Peter Woit to promote his book, it may also be useful to mention that Marcos Mariňo has written another book that is probably much more meaningful, namely a book on Chern-Simons theory, matrix models, and topological strings:
It should be released in November or so (which means that it is already out). The previous book is about topological quantum field theory on four-manifolds:
In the new book, one should be able to learn all the relations between the matrix models, Chern-Simons theory in 3 dimensions and its "holographic" duality with topological string theory; and the implications for knot theory and the Gromov-Witten invariants.