I will talk about a generalisation of the Seiberg-Witten equations introduced by Taubes and Pidstrygach, in dimension 3 and 4 respectively, where the spinor representation is replaced by a hyperKahler manifold admitting certain symmetries. I will discuss the 4-dimensional equations and their relation with the almost-Kahler geometry of the underlying 4-manifold. In particular, I will show that the equations can be interpreted in terms of a PDE for an almost-complex structure on 4-manifold. This generalises a result of Donaldson.
- String Theory Seminar