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On the Connectedness of Moduli Spaces of Flat Connections over Compact Surfaces

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 Printed: Dec 2004
  • Nan-Kuo Ho
  • Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu
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We study the connectedness of the moduli space of gauge equivalence classes of flat $G$-connections on a compact orientable surface or a compact nonorientable surface for a class of compact connected Lie groups. This class includes all the compact, connected, simply connected Lie groups, and some non-semisimple classical groups.
Keywords: moduli space of flat $G$ connections moduli space of flat $G$ connections
MSC Classifications: 53 show english descriptions unknown classification 53 53 - unknown classification 53

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