A survey of Literature on Gauge Theory approach to Geometric Langlands and allied topics

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1 Introduction

This page aims to be an entry point of sorts for the literature on the gauge theory approach to geometric Langlands and some other allied topics. Currently, it is just a list of papers (ordering within each heading is influenced but not determined by chronology). This is still woefully incomplete and I will try to update it once in a while. Many trends of the physically motivated research (esp those related to N=2 theories in four dimensions) are currently missing in my list. The list on the mathematical side is also missing several trends. In future, I also hope to add a few words of introduction linking the different works. Any Email comments are welcome. I should note that the broader Langlands program is a vast research program at the intersection of several different themes (for ex : Number Theory, Algebraic Geometry, Topology, Representation Theory and more recently, Quantum Field Theories, Differential, Symplectic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry). Its vastness is simultaneously inspiring and forbidding. In practice, it helps to have an interest and background knowledge in atleast one or more of the themes before begining one's trek into the literature on Langlands. The literature collected here is undoubtedly biased by my own trajectory which is still one of learning.

2 The Physics literature since Kapustin-Witten (KW)

3 The Mathematical literature since Beilinson-Drinfeld (BD)

Note : This set includes works that are close to the framework of BD, those that are closer to KW and other independent approaches.

4 Background on Langlands (more elementary, not in research papers)

5 Resources

There are many other resources on the web that collect very useful material on the Langlands program and allied topics. Some of them are :

  • UChicago page on Langlands is here.
  • David Ben-Zvi's Langlands page is here.
  • Northwestern's page on Langlands is here.
  • Dennis Gaitsgory's GL page is here.

Other useful resources where the Langlands program over more general fields (the geometric case being the specialization over C or R) is discussed : (Warning : If your primary research interest is the Langlands program over general fields, this list is likely to look very limited. My goal here is to only give a flavor of the work done in the more general context to someone whose primary interest is in the geometric setting. Additionally, my ability to link to something is also limited by the availability of something to link to. These are the links I could find.)

Author: Aswin Balasubramanian (updated Aug 2016)

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