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“You need to be careful compactifying moduli spaces: people spend their lives doing that” - Surveys on the work of Atiyah and Uhlenbeck by Simon Donaldson

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Though not a big name to most people, Uhlenbeck did some really cool stuff with Yau that helped bring algebraic geometers to the front of the picture in theoretical physics

I think Uhlenbeck Yau and Donaldson showed irreducible connections solving Hermitian Yang Mills are in 1-1 correspondence with μ-stable holomorphic vector bundles. So if you were a superconformal field theorist 20 years ago, triangulated categories & bridgeland stability suddenly became the language you talked about D-branes in.

It may sound silly at first why people are spending their lives looking at silly little moduli spaces, but if you want theoretical physics to go anywhere… well someones gotta do it
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